Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Just back from Peebles

We've just had a lovely few days in Peebles. We stayed at Venlaw Farm Bed and Breakfast as we have done a couple of times before. This time there were four young lambs who were very friendly



while the farm dog (I'm pretty sure this is Meg who was there last time we visited) was very eager to play, despite having a bit of a limp

We went for some lovely walks, including along the River Tweed

where we saw this family of goosanders













and this young  oystercatcher with one of its parents

We then continued along the river through the wooded cycleway to Glentress



We also walked round the hill path circular walk that starts from the farm


We saw plenty of butterflies, including this red admiral

and moths including this, which i think is a red necked footman (please correct me if I'm wrong!)

Even the short woodland walk into the centre of Peebles was full of wildlife including this family of rabbits

and this very angry blackcap

I've never seen a blackcap with its cap raised like that before! It must have been nesting very close to the path!

We didn't even need to leave the bedroom to see this most beautiful mayfly - any ideas on which species it might be?


4 comments:

Caroline Gill said...

What wonderful photos - I clicked to enlarge and see the detail. Those ducklings and baby rabbits are delightful! I have only stayed near Peebles (well, within reach of the town) on one occasion and we really enjoyed the banks of the Tweed. So glad you had such a good time away, Juliet.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Great catch on the young Oystercatcher, They are quite prominent here, but I have never seen a young one! Got our Red Admirals out here too!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a wonderful trip. I love the lambs and all the birds. Great shot of the Merganser family. The rabbits are adorable. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Lowcarb team member said...

So pleased you had a great time away.
I loved all of your photographs.

All the best Jan