Saturday, 18 July 2009

An evening stroll

I enjoyed an evening stroll with Chorley NATS earlier this week along the River Yarrow (Eccleston - Croston). Sometimes we found ouselves wading waist high though grass, Indian balsam and nettles; other times we were just wading through cows. An enjoyanle walk in the company of people with a range of interests: butterflies & moths, flowers and birds.
It was lovely to hear several yellowhammers singing and whitethroat too. And a summer evening wouldn't be complete without house martin, swallows, swift and sand martins too sweeping over the pastures.

Amongst the vegetation green-veined white, meadow brown, comma and small tortoiseshell butterflies and an ermine moth. Also spotted were azure damselfly and banded demoiselle.

These photos from the walk were taken by Chris Rae. Click on them to enlarge.

Oh, and tawny owls have been heard very
close to, if not in, our garden several nights this week. Yeah!


The Weaver of Grass said...

We have a tawny quite near to our farm and often see his shadowy figure as it is getting darkk. I enjoyed hearing about your walk Carol - aren't we lucky to live in such lovely countryside?

Crafty Green Poet said...

sounds like a lovely walk, yellowhammers and whitethroat, nice duet there!

Mistlethrush said...

I always feel lucky to live in the uk. I think we have so much wonderful variety in a relatively small place.

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