Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Evening stroll alongside the River Weaver.............. highlight seeing a Cuckoo

My journey home from work takes over an hour... 
... so I am making the most of the good weather by getting out and about in the evenings.

 We had a walk alongside the river last night... and almost had the place to ourselves.

Just five minutes into the walk a Cuckoo flew past and landed on the wire ahead.
Too far away for a decent shot but this was the first I have seen locally for a couple of years.

I am trying to build up some strength in my knees... but am still suffering a bit the morning after.
To keep my mind off my knees we had a competition to capture images of small stuff.

Small Tortoiseshells were all over the place... bathing in the evening sunshine.

Then Mandy came up with this shot... a Ladybird with another little creature behind.
This competition may take all summer to decide.... when I am eventually declared the winner.
I am so pleased we spotted the Cuckoo... plus it was Mandys first ever.

Skywatch Friday

13 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i love our cuckoos here, so i know how cool it is to spot them. :)

Terri said...

A lovely place for a stroll- nice pics. I've not seen a cuckoo before. Hope your knee is better soon.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Cuckoo, and the others.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loving the fair and unbiased competition:)))!and the wonderful pictures.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful place to walk. Please send your weather across the Pond. It's hot,hot and muggy here north of Toronto.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Has Mandy began her own blog yet?

Gemma Wiseman said...

I have never sighted a cuckoo before! A great find! And love the colouring in those butterfly wings!

Pantherka said...

Wonderful place along the river.

Stewart M said...

More often heard than seen - nice one.

Cheers and thanks for the link to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

Ken Schneider said...

Interesting walk-- nice you captured the image of the Cuckoo. Hope your strength continues to improve.

eileeninmd said...

Pretty river scene, neat capture of the Cuckoo. A pretty spot for a walk. Have a great weekend!

DeniseinVA said...

Great shots Andrew!

Sylvia K said...

I do love the river shot, Andrew, so beautiful and the butterflies are delightful! Hope you have a great weekend!