Thursday, 28 April 2011

Two sunny days

Thursday 28th April 2011
    The weather has been too good to stop at home so we've been out in our local countryside soaking up the Spring. Yesterday we spent sometime on the top of Pendle Hill looking for the Dotterels that drop in and feed on route to the Cairngorms in Scotland but saw nothing but there has been some filmed a few days previous.
      Today we've walked the moors in Bronte country around Haworth, we heard our first Cuckoo of the year and saw dozens of Green Hairstreak Butterflies on the heather and billberry, the billberry is going to give a bumper crop this year.

          Yesterday on Pendle Hill looking N.E. to the Yorkshire Dales

                  Downham one of Lancashires prettiest villages

                            Pennine countryside around Howorth

                     Flying the flag for tomorrows royal wedding

On route for Top Withens the farmhouse and tree on the skyline, this was the farmhouse associated with Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights

                  Top Withens amongst the moorland billberry

           The young  billberries, it's going to be a bumper crop this year

                                             Top Withens

                                      Green Hairstreak

              Still a good show of Daffs because of the higher altitude

       Bluebells and Pink Purslane down one of the many wooded cloughs

               One of the many old bridges which straddle the steams


  1. There seem to be a lot of Green Hairstreaks around this year...I think they must be enjoying the good weather too:)

  2. Beautiful photographs, David. I especially like the daffodils.