Snow surprise...

Had a lovely walk in the snow yesterday - wasn't particularly surprised to see a stonechat or sheep but the very cute bank vole that popped out of a dry stone wall was a delight!

  • Nice photos Mike, nice to see the stonechat and the snow fields and the sheep nice winter scenery. Well done with the photos of the vole as well.
  • A lovely blustery Stonechat and wintery scenes, but as you say the little vole is the star of the show!

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    Nige   Flickr

  • wonderful photos showing the wintery scene and the rather cute vole

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • A nice selection of photos there Mike.

    After reading your profile, I'm quite envious, for I have a passion for the Peak District, having walked and camped (often Monsal Head camping) for many decades, until someone decided to run a red light and mangle one of my legs.

    I love the way you've captured the wind raising the stonechats plumage.

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler

  • In reply to Mike B:

    Thanks Mike. Yes we're lucky living so close to the Peak District - on the edge of Sheffield. However most of the Peak District (Derbyshire) has now gone into Tier 4 while we remain in Tier 3, preventing us visiting many of our regular haunts. These were all taken around Agden reservoir - the Peaks but in South Yorks!
  • In reply to Mike Barker:

    Mike Barker said:
    Thanks Mike. Yes we're lucky living so close to the Peak District - on the edge of Sheffield. However most of the Peak District (Derbyshire) has now gone into Tier 4 while we remain in Tier 3, preventing us visiting many of our regular haunts. These were all taken around Agden reservoir - the Peaks but in South Yorks!

    Yes, I know where you were.

    I've a cracking pic of me up by Moscar, accessed from Heatherdeane up to Derwent Edge and eastwards, and the snow was close on shoulder high, and I'm 6 foot.

    Down here just to the east of Brum, we're Tier4, so you're lucky to be in T3

    Mike

    Flickr Peak Rambler