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Salthill Quarry Nature Reserve.

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This afternoon I went for a wander up to Salthill Quarry in Clitheroe. Even though I have lived here for years, there are still some places I have yet to discover in this town. Salthill Nature Reserve was one of them ! I was really surprised at all the wildlife I spied along the way and I had it all to myself. Didn’t come across another soul. 🙂

Common Knapweed.
Common Knapweed.
Elderflowers. The blooms of this sweet smelling shrub can be gathered and made into a refreshing summer cordial or wine.
Elderflowers. The blooms of this sweet smelling shrub can be gathered and made into a refreshing summer cordial or wine.
Tiny wild strawberries. :)
Tiny wild strawberries. 🙂
Not sure what butterfly this is. Maybe a skipper?
Not sure what butterfly this is. Maybe a skipper?
Fossil wall.
Fossil wall.
I was so excited to see the rare Bee orchids that grow in the reserve. Don't the flowers look like bees. :)
I was so excited to see the rare Bee orchids that grow in the reserve. Don’t the flowers look like bees. 🙂

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Pretty blue Meadow cranesbill.
Pretty blue Meadow cranesbill.
Dandelion Clock.
Dandelion Clock.
Didn't get a very good shot of this Heron.But it was fab to see him. :)
Didn’t get a very good shot of this Heron.But it was fab to see him. 🙂
Love these. I call them cornflake flowers !
Love these. I call them cornflake flowers !
Dragonfly.What a gorgeous colour. :)
Dragonfly.What a gorgeous colour. 🙂
Yellow Flag Irises.
Yellow Flag Irises.
Sweet smelling Honeysuckle.
Sweet smelling Honeysuckle.
Cute Bunny () ()
Cute Bunny () ()
I spy Pendle Hill.
I spy Pendle Hill.
Wild Rose aka Dog Rose.
Wild Rose aka Dog Rose.
Paper white Bindweed.
Paper white Bindweed.
Brown Ringlet Butterfly.
Brown Ringlet Butterfly.
A cottage on the way home.
A cottage on the way home.

Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

Wildlife Wish List :)

Mallards.
Mallards.

Another year and another Wildlife Wish List that I would love to capture on camera. I only started taking my camera out with me on walks a couple of years ago. Since then I have been lucky enough to see all sorts of wildlife……but I’m not always quick enough to get a decent picture. There are certain animals and birds especially, who always manage to evade my unfortunate photographic skills. 🙂

Foxglove.
Foxglove.

My camera is pretty good , it is only a Panasonic Lumix with a 12x Optical zoom which I have had for nearly four years. Maybe its time for an upgrade. I like the fact that it is a small camera but maybe I should go with something with a better zoom. I’m rubbish with all the technical terms !

Green Woodpecker in Silverdale. Wish I could have captured his gorgeous colourful plumage.
Green Woodpecker in Silverdale. Wish I could have captured his gorgeous colourful plumage.

Anyway here are a few animals and birds who live locally but who scarper quickly when they see me coming!

Jay, Tawny Owl, Pied Wagtail, curlew, Fox, Roe deer, Hare, Lapwing, Sand Martins, Bullfinch, Goldfinch, Tree Creeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kestrel, Starling, swallow, Jackdaw, Redwing, Badger, Kingfisher, Hedgehog,

I would be happy if I manage to get photo’s of at least three of the species on my list this year. 🙂

Bluetit enjoying lunch.
Bluetit enjoying lunch.
I did manage to get a few shots of Herons last year. Hurrah!
I did manage to get a few shots of Herons last year. Hurrah!
Peacock Butterflies in the park last summer.
Peacock Butterflies in the park last summer.
Tufted Ducks at RSPB Leighton Moss
Tufted Ducks at RSPB Leighton Moss
My fave all time birdy pic. A camera shy Red legged Partridge hotfooting it away from  the paparazzi. ;)
My fave all time birdy pic. A camera shy Red legged Partridge hotfooting it away from the paparazzi. 😉

So if you see someone hiding in the hedgerows it may just be me ( Nerdy bird) hoping for that shot of an elusive Bullfinch. Lol. ;0)