End Of Summer

October 15, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Bog Asphodel

Jacobs Ladder

This week’s photos are two of my favourite Pennine flowers, Jacobs Ladder and Bog Asphodel. The later evokes reflections of Summer in the high Pennines and the former the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. They are two of the few flowers in the forth coming Pennine Birds DVD, both are included in their respective habitats.

Whilst I have had reports of Redwings and Fieldfares coming over the high tops from the East I have still not seen either locally, making it one of the latest Autumns ever. Two Cormorants were seen locally the other day and have already generated many comments from the fishing community.

A Redpoll was singing in a birch tree just over the back of our garden yesterday but as far as I know never made it into the garden so unfortunately it does not appear on the garden bird list!