So up earlyish with heehaw to do...phone rings....mum you wanna do something today......sure! Within 30 mins I was ready packed, picked daughter up and at Barons Haugh yet again but carpark was closed so had to abandon car in a safe place and went on a new adventure off the Beaten Track........
This tree caught my eye....giant cactus look a like
Otter and kinfisher posing nicely for once and whatever that is inbetween them?
Some mushrooms...well if all the birdies are hiding I gotta photgraph something
over a little bridge
Looks nicer this side
Then up a hill and over a fence into a wild field
Then all I got was mum mum mum mum mum
We were waist hight in the field and hiding not too far infront of us was a deer
Oh Deer that was the best pic I got as it darted away
The scenery around us
As we get closer to a proper path some flutterbys
A Comma ?
Just some more scenery...well it fills in the gaps before we get to the water
As we walk along the path next to the river....sooooo over grown but a lovely peacock posed for me
All angles apart from the right one!!!
Then off the Beaton track once again as we heard some bird noises down at the river...my daughter seemed to get there before me only she was on he bum lol and still that did not scare the lovely birds away!
And there across the other side was a few lapwings, a heron and a little egret
couple of ducks sitting there aswell
Ahh that was worthwhile....my daughter still moaning but nothing other than a dirty pair of trousers and a few nettle stings on her arm but as I say ...all worth it....back up onto a path and a baby frog leaps across infront of us but too fast for me am afraid so no pic
Then follwed the river back round to the hides to familiar territory
Incoming heron or that one following us!
It starting to rain now so into a hide for shelter before heading back to the car
Oh and what do we have here... a Cormorant
Social distancing themselves ofcourse
as you can see from the hide they were pretty far away
Then the cows telling us to moooooooo ve as it was gonna start raining heavy
And a final turn around now we have made it back up the hill before the car
Well I hope you all enjoyed our 2 hour jaunt as much as we did only yous wont be knackered like me!
Take care and stay safe
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
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