Off The Beaten Track....Again!!! on a Quiet Sunday morning!

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

or 2

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)

  • Great viewing from my armchair Linda ... seriously am envious of your ability to trek around in such rough terrain for 2 hours ... I would have needed the Air Ambulance! Lol

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    lol Thanks Wendy..,all done with steel toe capped boots on aswell...just to make it even harder !....couple of days recovery needed now! lol

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  • For the sculpture, would nuthatch make sense for the middle one?
  • Looks like a lovely way to spend a few hours, Linda.

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  • In reply to Robbo:

    Your the expert Robbo...to me it looked like a green woodpecker lol but we shall stick with Nuthatch..thanking you

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  • In reply to Paul A:

    It sure is Paul...just nice to get out and not much sign of heavy rain for a change!

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  • And you say I post a lot of pics on MY threads?? damned cheek lol
    Looked like a splendid walk-a-bout, and I was thinking Woodie for the sculpture too....we're so in tune lol
    Nice variety of "stuff" too :o)
  • In reply to PimperneBloke:

    Lol PB!! Am allowed as I dont get out much
    Us...in tune??? more like way off key! lol
    Thanking you PB...when you next out so I can prepare a few sandwiches and snacks and full pot of tea

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  • That was a good walk Linda, well done on the scenery and sculpture, I was thinking it was a fish inbetween the other two, until I read the experts' opinions and took a second look only to see the beak!! Love the Lapwing and Cormorant hope your daughter has recovered after her nettle encounter!!

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Thanks Gaynor...a "fish" lol...it could very well be a fish with a beak lol....that was my first ever captures of Lapwings, Cormorants and a Little Egret so it was a very worth while trek.....as for my daughter...why cant you ever find a dock leaf when you need one and then when I found a couple she refused them as she said they were infected...youngsters these days so bloody fussy lol

    (Pardon the Scottish Accent)