After three days of unpacking endless boxes after our household effects were delivered Wednesday, we needed to regain a bit of sanity so downed tools and headed off to visit Tegg's Nose Country Park.
It is an area near Macclesfield in Cheshire and has good views across part of the Cheshire plain and Macclesfield forest, pasture, moorland plus the reservoirs. There is a lot of history dating back to the bronze age in this surrounding area which you can read a little about HERE with mention of the quarrying of sandstone. Macclesfield and other nearby towns which wove silk years ago. Anyway, back to the fresh air and to see what birds and insects around; to be honest, I didn't expect to see much on a two hour visit midday but the one highlight for me was catching sight of a newly fledged Wren which definitely had the Awwwww factor big time ! Photo of that a little later in the post.
Once in the fresh air it was bliss ! I only took the one camera so landscape pics were taken on the old iPhone
views towards Cheshire's 2nd highest peak Shuttlingsloe (which we have climbed in the past ! ) to Macclesfield forest beneath and one of the reservoirs.
Bottoms and Tegg's Nose reservoirs
Now for the enchanting newly fledged Wren who was trying to catch up with its siblings who were all calling to one another - bless !!
I dare you not to say Awwwwwww lol brand new baby fresh out of the nest !
It was responding to the sounds of the other siblings on the other side of the path so it hopped off the low fence and scrambled its way into the scrub ! can you see it ?
close up .... goodbye little Wren, safe travel
Despite the warm weather there was a lot of cloud when a male Kestrel was hovering nearby ..... pity about the leaden sky !
Lovely Gatekeeper butterfly on the daisies
7 spot Ladybird ......................"don't jump " !!!
Bouncy Pied Wagtail
Grazing cattle used for keeping the moorland under control !
collecting wood pulp for the nest
Finally grey cloud and a heat haze with view of Jodrell Bank
Ok, that's it from two hour walk but the Wren had to be the highlight ! It's back to boxes for us so sorry if I get behind in catching up with posts. The bad news is we still need to buy a sofa as our luxury white leather one which we brought from previous house did not get through the tight turn on the corridor off the stairwell :( it's now in the parking bay and despite its value I will just have to kiss it goodbye asap :( a longer story about that saga which I won't bore you with but it was a very stressful day when not all our goods were delivered. Will catch up in a few days when we are able to breathe again !
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My oh my, what a lot of boxes. It's amazing how much stuff we accumulate over the years. No wonder you needed to escape for some fresh air. Lovely views of the Cheshire countryside. Interesting contraption for cutting stone I wonder who Mr Tegg was that he and his nose had a quarry named after him. Nice collection of birds butterflies and bugs. The baby Wren is adorable.
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