Despite the glorious weather recently we haven't always had the opportunity to walk and seek out the wildlife as often as we would have liked. Domestic jobs still have to be done, we had the small matter of a change of cars to accomodate and to be honest sometimes the energy levels have not been high!
On Thursday evening I had a short walk by the canal, not much was in evidence but the exercise was worthwhile as always...eventually I found a goldfinch perched on some barbed wire...
Saturday saw the collection of our new vehicle and most of the day was spent driving around getting used to it!!
Sunday was a solo trip to Leighton Moss for me as the ladies enjoyed a shopping trip.
Tipping out of bed at 5.30am was oh so much fun, I was on the road at 6.30 and enjoyed a lovely journey on the quiet roads. Nearing Leighton Moss I saw a fox cub wandering by the side of the road, quietly stopping the car I began to reach under the passenger seat where my camera normally resides.
Packing most of my gear the night before I had put the camera in the boot! I settled on just watching the beautiful creature for as long as I could and it wasn't long before it disappeared into some nearby trees.
I got parked up at the visitor centre and began to explore...a lovely reed warbler appeared for just long enough for me to get a shot..
As I sat this fearless rabbit approached and began to nibble the tall grasses..
The playground of my childhood yields paths few others use, or even know about! Just a relaxing wander with no great photographic expectations but a red grouse always gets my attention..
A beautiful resting cygnet..