Saturday, 18 July 2009


We paid a short visit to York today purely at my request as I wanted to do some shopping! I didn't forget the wildlife and spotted two Kestrels hovering over fields on the way. There were an awful lot of Gulls about too, but then we did have to go past a landfill site near the motorway though! My daughter pointed out some very large Crows on the side of the road - 3 of them lined up on the barrier.

View of the Minster from the city walls - don't think I've ever walked around so much of them as we did today.

In York we saw quite a few Swifts and House Martins too. The river Ouse had flooded over onto some of the paths due to the torrential rain yesterday.

You can see where the bicycle racks are supposed to be!

There were Canada and Grey Lag Geese everywhere. In a lot of places they just cross the road and all the cars and buses just stop to let them!

We did see a couple of younger Canada Geese which are almost as big as the adults now but still have some of the downy feathers.

The cloud formations on the way back to Leeds were stunning, the sky was blue and the sun was shining and there were a lot of white fluffy clouds just hanging quite low in the sky, some of the higher ones caught in the sunlight were faintly rainbow coloured. The closer we got to Leeds the darker the clouds got though. My photos don't do them justice.

A nice afternoon out (and I got to shop!).

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