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4 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Had some very special encounters with a few wild foxes this morning after a tip off regarding two different Dens / Earths

 

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fabulous photos, you really got them 

good 😊

neil 

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Norfolk Sunrise during the week whilst walking our greyhound. 

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5 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

Had some very special encounters with a few wild foxes this morning after a tip off regarding two different Dens / Earths

 

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Stunning, nice one mate 👍

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1 hour ago, Soulandy said:

Stunning, nice one mate 👍

Thanks Andy ☺🙏.  I was told about these foxes a few years ago but just never got around to going to see them.  The cubs are probably born now and still underground,  can't wait to return to see them in a couple of weeks time when they should be active above ground 😀

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Ennerdale Water today - not been here since before we moved up permanently and still had Corner House at High Lorton as a holiday cottage - so about 27 years. This is a fantastic walk right round the lake - about 7.5 miles, most of it fairly easy, though it's a bit scrambly here and there. Funny last weekend there was thick snow on the tops - now it's like mid summer. Dx403360075_DSC01036BX.thumb.jpg.a64a447b2a3872d0668459db5b7ce12e.jpg1497602718_DSC00994BX.thumb.jpg.8464e05c04d3b69710ed28a4624997e7.jpg1002129567_DSC00981BX.thumb.jpg.15095b64db763f0926a5c4db690fea7a.jpg1656344006_DSC00950BX.thumb.jpg.8b12aa1d51b03921d60f58c2ecb8d354.jpg1150267309_DSC00943BX.thumb.jpg.c9ccf9e81276d0eea2e5169f7e55e9c9.jpg2114327835_DSC00925BX.thumb.jpg.110264d8b75b4ffbba9ad8eab53f60c7.jpg526175173_DSC00923BX.thumb.jpg.11a13275b13b19ff4eeff363ddf65dcc.jpg439422988_DSC00913BX.thumb.jpg.aa9f1c9d3f990e0c3ef5a854380f7ab9.jpg

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Spring bulb display and Oak leaved primula , all planted in Lancashire after I arrived from Spain in late September.469899172_IMG_20210402_150650(2).thumb.jpg.f892bc9583362dbb87b51f9d416b9335.jpg 1176793508_IMG_20210327_134019(2).thumb.jpg.36d126e561646a86ca817e983f110f64.jpg

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5 minutes ago, Tattoodave said:

Spring bulb display and Oak leaved primula , all planted in Lancashire after I arrived from Spain in late September.469899172_IMG_20210402_150650(2).thumb.jpg.f892bc9583362dbb87b51f9d416b9335.jpg 1176793508_IMG_20210327_134019(2).thumb.jpg.36d126e561646a86ca817e983f110f64.jpg

amazing really beautiful garden 😊👍

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3 minutes ago, Neil Austin said:

amazing really beautiful garden 😊👍

It's a very small patch Neil, I used to be a head gardener of this 2.5 acres many years ago, but I'm getting old.  The tree visible just to the left of the central lawn breaking the horizon is one I planted.1416351947_NorthCanonry.jpg.f7e9b18b332f59d4362cc62d15c25900.jpg

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1 minute ago, Tattoodave said:

It's a very small patch Neil, I used to be a head gardener of this 2.5 acres many years ago, but I'm getting old.  The tree visible just to the left of the central lawn breaking the horizon is one I planted.1416351947_NorthCanonry.jpg.f7e9b18b332f59d4362cc62d15c25900.jpg

Wow that’s growing strong, looks like a secret garden, must have been a great

place to work , explains why your flowers are so cool 😎 

thank you 

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46 minutes ago, Neil Austin said:

Wow that’s growing strong, looks like a secret garden, must have been a great

place to work , explains why your flowers are so cool 😎 

thank you 

It is secret in that it's privately owned and not open to the public, it was fun working there, but the owner, being a multi-millionaire didn't like to part with his cash, so the budget was very tight and the wages ridiculously low.  

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1 hour ago, Tattoodave said:

It's a very small patch Neil, I used to be a head gardener of this 2.5 acres many years ago, but I'm getting old.  The tree visible just to the left of the central lawn breaking the horizon is one I planted.1416351947_NorthCanonry.jpg.f7e9b18b332f59d4362cc62d15c25900.jpg

Looks good Dave. 👍

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Wow, great pics, love the scale of them...look bloody cold on top 😕

Went to my local again with my lad, again 6 Carp, this was the nicest of the bunch, sun was dimming but it was a very beautiful colour anyhow...

 

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Just got back from first decent walk for ages ,Mardale head up Riggindale onto High Street,Stunnin744307588_processed(1).thumb.jpeg.4d307d3e6f54890f80d4e8f1c3178433.jpegg weather and great views.

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48 minutes ago, Smudger said:

Just got back from first decent walk for ages ,Mardale head up Riggindale onto High Street,Stunnin744307588_processed(1).thumb.jpeg.4d307d3e6f54890f80d4e8f1c3178433.jpegg weather and great views.

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Gods country 100% it’s amazing 🙂

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4 hours ago, Mal C said:

Wow, great pics, love the scale of them...look bloody cold on top 😕

Went to my local again with my lad, again 6 Carp, this was the nicest of the bunch, sun was dimming but it was a very beautiful colour anyhow...

 

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Nice session Mal. That common carp looks amazing in that light

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5 hours ago, Smudger said:

Just got back from first decent walk for ages ,Mardale head up Riggindale onto High Street,Stunnin744307588_processed(1).thumb.jpeg.4d307d3e6f54890f80d4e8f1c3178433.jpegg weather and great views.

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Brilliant 👍 Can't wait to get up in the hills again. Love the inversion 👍

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Over to St Bee's head today as it's too windy and bright for fishing - not too much of a walk as the high winds were effing cold (up to the top of the head and then along the beach). A Stonechat and one of the local Ravens - couldn't get an angle that wasn't directly into the sun as it was on the cliff edge. It's the Isle of Man in the background on the pic the cliff and Scotland on the horizon on the shot looking along the cliffs. Dx

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49 minutes ago, Davenpete said:

Over to St Bee's head today as it's too windy and bright for fishing - not too much of a walk as the high winds were effing cold (up to the top of the head and then along the beach). A Stonechat and one of the local Ravens - couldn't get an angle that wasn't directly into the sun as it was on the cliff edge. It's the Isle of Man in the background on the pic the cliff and Scotland on the horizon on the shot looking along the cliffs. Dx

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Cracking picture of the stonechat ,

fantastic, thanks for sharing 😊

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The recent chats about red kites and their proliferation makes this story from the BBC even more worrying...

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A photographer is trying to raise awareness of the dangers of litter after seeing a red kite flying off with a discarded McDonald's cup. Chad Brown spotted the bird of prey last week in Stoke-by-Nayland, Suffolk.

"One dived down for what I thought was going to be prey, but instead the kite appeared with this McDonald's cup in its claws," he said.

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Photo source: BBC News / © Chad Brown

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Treecreeper with nesting materials . The picture from last week when i mentioned the nest cavity turned out to be correct so i will be keeping a special watch on this and hopefully if it,s not predated by Greater spotted woodpecker, Squirrels, Stoats, or Weasel,s  i may get the chance to see and photograph the fledglings 

Also there,s a heavily cropped  record picture from 6.20am today of a pair of Common Scoter they where about 300 metres out in the lake and stayed there but its the first time ive seen them when ive had a camera with me plus they are actually a Sea Duck  

 

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After not seeing my children for 5 months, I managed to get down to see my latest grandsons.

Burnie is my daughters first child and is 10 months old

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Louie is my sons first child and is 8 months old 

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1 hour ago, Martyn Pitt said:

After not seeing my children for 5 months, I managed to get down to see my latest grandsons.

Burnie is my daughters first child and is 10 months old

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Louie is my sons first child and is 8 months old 

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Proud Grandad. Great pictures my friend,  not that I expect anything less from you. 

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4 hours ago, Martyn Pitt said:

After not seeing my children for 5 months, I managed to get down to see my latest grandsons.

Burnie is my daughters first child and is 10 months old

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Louie is my sons first child and is 8 months old 

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It’s a great day , enjoy 😊 

2 hours ago, Zoomsoulblue said:

walking the dog just saw this - you can just make out Peterborough Cathedral in the background of one of the pics 

location Stanground backwater 

 

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Really nice pics , thanks for sharing 👍 

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Another fantastic circular walk this afternoon from Caldbeck up to the top of Faulds Brow (a baby sized fell with fabulous views over the Solway) then down along a lovely little river and through a hidden gorge. Only about 4.5 miles all-in and only 12 miles from home! Dx

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2 hours ago, Davenpete said:

Sunrise off the battlements of Fort Greyhair this morning...

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Look great love the pictures and a beautiful black bird, thanks for sharing 😊 

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Sunrise on Rivington Pike. I went looking for the five Ring Ouzel that are there at the moment, No joy for me but two other birders managed a quick sighting before they flew off, 

Meadow Pipit all fluffed up against the cold this morning at 6am

 

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2 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

Sunrise on Rivington Pike. I went looking for the five Ring Ouzel that are there at the moment, No joy for me but two other birders managed a quick sighting before they flew off, 

Meadow Pipit all fluffed up against the cold this morning at 6am

 

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Nice one Steve , 6am that’s keen, lovely 

picture 😊 

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33 minutes ago, Neil Austin said:

Nice one Steve , 6am that’s keen, lovely 

picture 😊 

Thanks Neil.  ☺.  Rivington pike just outside Manchester is a very popular place especially  when the weather is good,  like this  morning.  The views are amazing from the top. Lake District to the north, Snowdonia this morning and the Great orme  at Llandudno, the whole of the Cheshire plain.  At 8.30am there was walkers,  runners,  mountain bikers,  dog walkers a plenty and I was on the quiet side,  there's very limited car parking -possibly 30 cars . Whereas the busy side has parking for 100,s. 

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