Hi all, as the title says, Wifey and I have rented a cottage near Keighley, Yorkshire, and was wondering if anyone has 1st hand experience of places to visit to see wildlife, preferably birds, but in "nice" walking country, as my wife isn't into the wildlife as much as I am. She's not keen on heathland, unless it is a spectacular vista, as it can be "samey". Anywhere up to about 60 minutes drive time away would be useful to know. I have had a quick online search for "what's on" but personal experience of places is much better than "please come to xxxxx coz it's great" tourist advertising.
Thanks in advance for any replies
In reply to MrsM :
That's fantastic info, thank you Sharon.... busy week ahead
In reply to PimperneBloke:
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
In reply to Seaman:
Many thanks Sharon and Pete, we had a splendid time thanks to your advices! I'll post a few pics as I resize them, to start with Bolton Abby
A Common Sandpiper (I think)
Goosander and baby
Young Grey Wagtail
Unknown duck species at zoom limit so not great...
Hedgehog that bumbled out onto the path right in front of us
and Mr Inquisitive
Skipton Castle Wood (and a few from the cottage window!)
Kestrels not quite balanced in the breeze (breeze= blowing a hooley!!)
Now we'll leave the cottage, and if you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise...
A young something or other...was too small to be a blackbird
Recently fledged blackbird
Grey Wagtail (looks young or knackered!)
Not sure, thought at 1st juvenile grey wagtail but not convinced
Seen something of interest!!
I was aiming my camera mainly toward Lancashire, Pete
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