Hmmmm……. difficult to top a Pallid Harrier but few better places to be than the Trough of Bowland on a glorious day in Spring. Even the Chaffinches look superb in the bright sunshine and unpolluted air.
A few highlights from another walk alongside a crystal clear brook.
One of 5 Dippers seen on a relatively short stretch.
Preparing to take the plunge.
The result of a successful dip. A male Dipper with a caddis fly larvae on the way back to feed to feed a few hungry mouths.
With the adjacent fells and areas of blanket moss being important breeding areas for many waders good to see plenty of Oystercatchers, Curlews and Golden Plovers flying over.
A female Grey Wagtail on the look out for insects
A male Grey Wagtail, note the black bib .
Also several Pied Wagtails seen enjoying the local insect life.
One of the many Swallows close to one of the hill farms.