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November Nature.

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I’m never quite sure whether to class November as Autumn or Winter. This morning when I took our Jake for a walk round the park, frost covered the leaves and grass and nipped at my fingers. The church bells were ringing for Rememberence Sunday and squirrels were foraging for hidden acorns. But by this afternoon when I actually remembered to take my camera out, the sunshine had thawed everything. It was really busy too. Everyone was out and about making the most of the weather which although nice, proved annoying when I was trying to take a picture of a very shy bullfinch. Alas I could not get the shot. So you will have to make do with the obligatory robin. 🙂

The Sheep are never shy.
The Sheep are never shy.
Golden Leaves.
Golden Leaves.
Under the Bridge.
Under the Bridge.
This way to the River.
This way to the River.
Flower Husk.
Flower Husk.

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River Ribble, Edisford.
River Ribble, Edisford.
Blackbird.
Blackbird.
Edisford Bridge.
Edisford Bridge.
Coal tit
Coal tit
Pendle Hill
Pendle Hill
Long Tailed tits.
Long Tailed tits.
Bobbing Dipper.
Bobbing Dipper.
Robin red breast.
Robin red breast.
Graffiti on the way home.
Graffiti on the way home.

Chasing Butterflies.

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This morning I decided to amble through the fields to the river. I thought the wildlife would all be lazy in the sunshine and I would get tons of pictures. Instead I was a bit lazy myself and spent lots of time in the shade under a tree of magpies. Even before 10am it was scorching ! My favorite part of the walk was catching fleeting glimpses of a gleaming kingfisher( no snaps i’m afraid,quick as lightning!) and my favorite poser wasn’t wildlife at all but a very friendly cat perched on a stile. 🙂 I wore myself out chasing butterflies..

A Dipper in the brook. Wish I had managed to get more of his white bib.
A Dipper in the brook. Wish I had managed to get more of his white bib.
Cabbage white
Cabbage white
Meadow cranesbill
Meadow cranesbill
A doggy cooling off in the river.
A doggy cooling off in the river.
Friendly kitty
Friendly kitty
River Ribble
River Ribble
Tortoiseshell
Tortoiseshell
Meadow sweet.
Meadow sweet.
Shady sheep
Shady sheep

How are you cooling off in this heatwave ?

Maybe its not a heatwave at all but an actual proper Summer !

Birds,Butterflies and Blossoms.

Well it’s been a bit of a scorcher today folks.One of those rare bank holidays where the sun shines and all you want to do is visit the seaside ( I am well over due a seaside fix!). Before It got to warm this morning I took our aged labrador round the park and met up with lots of other doggies and their owners.Then I took myself off to the river side.Not quite the seaside but a lovely walk nonetheless. Here is some of the wildlife I found out and about early this morning.

Pretty blossom.
Pretty blossom.

Grey squirrel tucking into his breakfast.
Grey squirrel tucking into his breakfast.

Vivid blue Forget Me Nots.
Vivid blue Forget Me Nots.

Quackers.
Quackers.

Mayflowers.
Mayflowers.
Heron.:)
Heron.:)

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wood anenomes.
wood anenomes.

A kingfisher surveys his kingdom.
A kingfisher surveys his kingdom.

Cowslip
Cowslip

Peacock Butterfly.
Peacock Butterfly.

The Riverside.
The Riverside.
A face in a tree.Boo!
A face in a tree.Boo!

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The area I walked was The Brungerly Sculpture Trail and the Cross Hill Quarry Nature Reserve By the river Ribble in my hometown of Clitheroe. Hope you enjoyed the sunshine today. 🙂

This post is post six in the Blog Every Day in May challenge over on ROSALILIUM