In common with most of the United Kingdom we currently sit underneath a weather system of consistent and persistent low pressure, dull and wet and thoroughly depressing for those of us prefer to spend our non working hours outdoors.
With the bulk of the seasonal celebrations out of the way and some wonderful times enjoyed, a dry day and the chance to get some exercise rather than more food and drink under the belt would be great, the weather forecast said wet, but hey I have waterproofs so I went out anyway!
The canalbank is a mess, wet slimy mud and the conditions are not great for photographs either but the local mallards are always willing models..
Near Silsden I did see the ring necked parakeet which seems to have made this area its home..
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