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Wildlife walk in Scarborough.

I had some shopping to do in Scarborough. Afterwards as the day was sunny, I bought a picnic and headed out of town to Oliver’s Mount. 

Named after Oliver Cromwell who reputedly had  guns there during the civil war, it is now known for its motor cycle races and the impressive War Memorial.

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The views over the bay are amazing. I can’t believe I never before got out of my car to look.

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Bit hazy. The castle is on the headland. Anyway after lunch I headed down the mount intending to go round by the mere and onto the supermarket. I happened to notice people walking at the mere,  so parked the car and set off. It was lovely. How come I never did this before? So many ducks, geese, swans and  moorhens . I don’t think I’d even registered how many different sorts of geese there actually are. If anyone knows their names I’d love to know. With no apologies for the number of pictures that follow, here we go. PS this is just a small selection, everywhere I looked was just gorgeous. The only thing I didn’t take a picture of was a class of 8-9 year olds , with teachers, dressed up as pirates!

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Geese

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Ducklings

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Different geese. The one on the left was very aggressive, I beat a hasty retreat.

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Geese communing with nature.

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The mere. .

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Bless Them!

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Treasure island?

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Mum, Dad and babes!

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Who needs Manet?

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There is a small green boat moored to that island.

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Light reflections.

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Flowering currant

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Celandine’s, I think

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Love this one, but got a wet knee kneeling too close to the edge.

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Goslings!

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Seagull, not missing out!

My favouirte picture I am saving for my 15 for 2015- April update.

It was such a lovely unexpected stroll. Love to hear of any unexpected strolls you have taken recently.

 

The sweetest little rabbit ever!

This morning first thing, still blurry eyed and in need of the first cup of tea for the day, I looked through the back door  and saw what I thought was an old grey ball. A rub of the eyes later and I saw it was a baby rabbit. Quick quick Camera!

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He then proceeded to come towards the door to a pile of grass deposited by the lawnmower last night.

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Which he ate!

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Then he came even closer to where the hose was lying by the garden tap, and he drank a couple of drips. I couldn’t take a picture as he was right up against the wall. Replete, he took off round the corner and disappeared under a lilac tree. He has made my day! Thanks little rabbit.

Hope something special has made your day too! Love to know if it has.

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