Friday, 8 March 2013

Lovely Lancashire

I know I'm technically the "Cumbrian" Rambler but I have a big soft spot for Lancashire too.  It may not have the fells that Cumbria has, but it's certainly not short of jaw dropping scenery.

Here's just a few of my favourite pics.

Barn Owl 

Stocks Reservoir

Coming in to land!

Tufted Duck 

Lancaster Canal at Garstang

Dewlay Wind Turbine

Garstang Castle

Sun over Morecambe Bay

Chimney at Jenny Brown's Point

Sunset from Warton Crag

Marsh channels

Morecambe Bay from Jenny Brown's Point

Crook O Lune bridge

The Lune is clear & VERY cold!
Crook o Lune

I would NOT say "Boo" to this goose!

Waterworks Bridge, part of the Thirlmere Aqueduct

There were a lot of these - are they old
fence posts?
And here's some lovely bird pics from Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve; right on the northern edge of Lancashire this is the most amazing place to visit PLUS it has a fabulous cafe serving a carrot cake which is not to be missed!

3 Avocet coming in to land


Marsh Harrier

Tree Creeper



  1. Hi Beth, Nat here...Esther's best friend :-) I've been following your blog for ages and love it. Got a couple of birds for you to tweek though. Your tufted duck is a handsome male goldeneye- they do an amazing courtship display which should be in full flow. The one you've got as marsh harrier is a buzzard- buzzards are incredibly variable and often pretend to be other things. Your osprey is just gorgeous! The photos are stunning. Let me know if you need any ID help I'd love to help out, I'm passionate about birds and all kinds of creatures
    All the best
    Keep blogging

  2. Hi Nat Thanks for that - we really are still learning and rely on bird books and anyone nearby who looks like they know what they're talking about. Really appreciate you putting us right! We're hoping the Osprey will be back later this year, finger's crossed! :-)