Tuesday, 30 March 2021

New Islington Birdlife

 New Islington canal Marina in Central Manchester (Ancoats) has a couple of resident swans as well as the usual selection of ducks and Canada Geese.

A couple of Moorhens have also recently made it their home and this week has seen the arrival of their chicks.

We have also had a visit from a Cormorant who seems to be quite happy spending all day sitting on a duck house.













Friday, 2 October 2020

Grasmere to Ambleside via Loughrigg Fell

the view from Loughrigg includes intimate views of the Langdale Pikes and the fells around Grasmere, together with the Fairfield horseshoe and the Coniston FellsElter Water, Grasmere and a large part of Windermere can also be seen.

The fell is surrounded by an unusual amount of open water. To the north the River Rothay flows through Grasmere and Rydal Water before bending around the eastern side of Loughrigg. On the southern flank the River Brathay runs from Elter Water and is also fed by the outfall from Loughrigg Tarn















































Thursday, 1 October 2020