Sunday, 20 May 2012


Back from a couple of weeks away and some sun, to the cold northerly winds again but at least a bit of sun. And what is the first thing I see, South Burn Woods is up for sale!

It's been split into three lots as cam be seen on the info off the agents website.

What will happen it's too early to tell and depends on the buyer(s), I hope the best bits such as the beech wood and willow thickets at least are left.

Perhaps soon to be gone ... disaster

A couldn't really concentrate during my walk on the fell which did produce  the usual summer residents such as Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat and 2 Cuckoo. A flock of 14 Golden Plover, sporting their summer coats of the northern race flew over.

Common Whitethroat

A pair of Cuckoo flying off

Very few butterflies, actually a single Peacock and a female Orange Tip, but rather static, hiding from the wind.

Female Orange tip
This male (well wing of)  wasn't so lucky

What with the weather and the woods for sale I wish i hadn't come back from holiday

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