Spring has Sprung.

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Today was glorious and sunny. The kind of sunny that actually feels warm. πŸ™‚  I went for a walk down through the fields to the river. This is one of our usual dog walking routes, but I let Wil carry on ahead with Hugo ,so I could get a few piccies without a black labrador crashing through the undergrowth. πŸ™‚

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Delicate Blackthorn blossom.
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Barren Strawberry Flowers.
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River Ribble.
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Male Mallard.
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Male Bullfinch.
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And another shot….just because it’s very rare that I manage to photograph a Bullfinch.  πŸ™‚
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First Butterfly sighting. A Small Tortoiseshell amongst the celandines.
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Wild Garlic Leaves.
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Wood Anemone.
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Spring Lamb.
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Mistle Thrush.

I also saw Sand Martins , back to reclaim their sandy nesting holes in the river bank, a male and a female Goosander flying down the Ribble and a tiny Goldcrest. I think I may do one post a month,following my wildlife sightings in this tiny corner of the world. πŸ™‚

23 thoughts on “Spring has Sprung.”

  1. Beautiful pictures! I went out for a walk today and kicked myself that I didn’t take the DSLR, but had a great time watching peacocks, small tortoiseshells and brimstones on the wing, plus really close views of a green woodpecker. I love your photos of the bullfinch- I’ve never seen one!

  2. Wow I am in awe of your nature skills! I have no idea what bird is which and when I try to take a picture, they disappear! Beautiful photography, and great pictures!

    I love the blackthorn blossom – (I can identify a few plants) there are many in flower round here. Let’s hope this delightful weather holds.

    1. Thank you. I just have to hang around looking suspicious in bushes. :)I do have a few books for identification purposes. My Mum taught me the names of lots of wild flowers when I was a little girl and they must have stuck with me. X

  3. The weather certainly was lovely over the weekend. Pics are fab! I’ve still to capture my first lamb pic this year – they’re never where I’m walking – probably because HRH chases sheep, so I avoid such places!

  4. Hi there I’ve followed your page it’s inspired! I hope you’ll do the same for me. I’m conducting the half-blood princess project.

  5. Beautiful photos. We really do have so much wildlife on our doorstep in the Ribble Valley- I can never capture them on camera as you can’t let a toddler go ahead in the same way you can with a Labrador!

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