Sunday, September 20, 2009

Afternoon In The Dearne Valley

Had a great afternoon exploring two lakes in the Dearne Valley area, one at Park Springs near Grimethorpe and the other at Manvers which is next door to RSPB Old Moor.

After completing a circuit of Park Springs, we spotted a Kestrel hovering but wherever it moved to, I was always shooting towards the sun. A little while after the Kestrel moved on, another bird of prey appeared which was soaring quite high up so I couldn't get a decent picture. We think it might have been a Buzzard but can't be sure.

One of the Swans there took a dislike to one of the others and it's head went down as it charged in it's direction. I was fascinating to watch as both Swans flew past me before landing at the other end of the lake.

Park Springs

Park Springs

Park Springs

Park Springs

Park Springs

Park Springs

Park Springs

Park Springs

Park Springs

Park Springs

Next we visited a lake we've never been to before, despite it being right next door to Old Moor. Not as many birds here but it's a lovely walk and I'm sure we'll be back again soon.

Dearne Valley

Dearne Valley

Dearne Valley

Dearne Valley

Debbie.

3 comments:

madcobug said...

I enjoyed looking at your photos. Thanks for sharing. Helen

Tricia said...

Some Lovely shots there D!! That head on shot of the approaching swan is great!

And your final picture - a rare species indeed :D

kirstallcreatures said...

Good shots of the dragonflies, Ive never managed to get one in flight yet. Linda