Saturday, 27 December 2014
First time ever this morning my feeders were full of Starlings, had a walk around my Back Yard which is the Bosley Reservoir, but not much about so concentrated on some Scenic Shots, Bosley Reservoir was built in the 1830's, it is fed by a number of feeder channels which catch water from the uplands of the Peak District, Dane Valley is to the east and this part of the National Park supports one of the highest concentrations of ancient semi natural woodland, the woodlands clothe the steep sided slopes above the River Dane and it's tributary streams and are rich in Wildlife, including a herd of Red Deer and several nationally threatened woodland birds including Pied Flycatcher and Redstart. The Woodlands have been heavily used in the past, timber from Dane Valley went to the mines close to Ecton in the 19th century and wood was used in the construction of various water powered mills including Bosley corn Mill which was built on the side of Bosley Brook close to the A523.
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Friday, 19 December 2014
Monday, 8 December 2014
I submitted some of my photo's to be considered for the West Midland Bird Club Annual Report,for the first time last year and was lucky enough to have some published in the 2011 issue, so imagine my absolute delight when I sent my recent 2012 entries to be considered, only to be contacted to inform me that the photo below had in fact been chosen for the Front Cover, I was to say the least Gobsmacked!!! extremely ecstatic and very humbled, they will be back from the printers and members will have them winging their way to them in the New Year, so as I said in my earlier post, a fantastic end to a fantastic year, which will take some topping.