Wednesday, 27 April 2016

A Rainy Day at Blackleach

On Sunday, my parents and I went to Blackleach Country Park - the local nature reserve. It was dull and wet in contrast to the beautiful sunshine of the day before

The birds didn't seem to mind the weather though, numerous swallows were flying low over the reservoir and we heard blackcaps, willow warblers and chiffchaffs singing from the trees.

11 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a lovely place for a bird walk, even in the rain! Enjoy your day and week ahead!

Dartford Warbler said...

I wish "our" swallows would come home. I wonder if the north winds are slowing them down?
Good to hear that yours have returned to Scotland already.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

bet the butterflies stayed in bed though! Starting to see more swallows about, no house martins yet on their favoured nesting street. One street is all they have left, they used to nest everywhere here.

Magyar said...

__Another worthy walk!

Nature's magic, that feathered cota-froise.

birds quiver
to shed their warm rain drops
wing winds

_m

Lowcarb team member said...

Well I enlarged your photo and rain or not it looks a fabulous place to enjoy a walk.

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I always find the birds more active just before it rains. As if they are out feeding as much as they can before they have to go into hiding when the storm hits! I wish I could identify more of them by their songs ... I'm terrible at that.

Bill said...

nature preserve
cold and wet . . .
the birds don't mind

A Cuban In London said...

Cracking shot. Love it. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well dull and rain is what makes green and sparkly when the sun comes out!!! Yes - such a nice place to walk there!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Beautiful image! The rainy weather sometimes is fascinating.

Sandy said...

That is a nice path. It looks like a good place to see wildflowers, birds, dragonflies, and butterflies.