Another reason for the preference is the cooler temperatures and some what freshness about the conditions that I enjoy and being a true northerner I have adapted too them down to a tee!Also I always think that the summer has always to much expectancy and over hyped way in advance (just like England football games) and when summer does arrive its always a bit of a let down i always recon!
In terms of Wildlife sightings the last few weeks we have had some nice records with the main one being the large number of Waxwing on the west side of the country. Upto 4 Hen Harriers coming into roost at Campfield Marsh. A Rough Legged Buzzard at Tindale Tarn on the 1st December. 4 Short Eared Owls also on Tindale reserve. A Great Gray Shrike spotted at Coanwood. Me and John went to see a Slovenian Grebe sitting on Tindale Tarn in Mid November.
Here are some of my photos I have captured in the last couple of weeks.......with a small caption on each
A pair of Long-tailed Tits at Dalston cemetery. Graveyards really do create good nature reserves as they are untouched with minimal disturbance so that wildlife can thrive!
A Male Kestrel sat on a Hawthorn in Geltsdale
What a view, up at 'the cairns' in Geltsdale looking out west towards the Solway and bonnie Scotland!
'Ewans Cairn' as it is known globally in all walking books for the area
While I was watching Hen Harriers coming into roost I took this snap of the moon
Autumn colours on the east side of G reserve
Angles Angles Angles!
Closeup of Oak leaves...
Wildlife bay at Talkin Tarn....I just love the sign name
T Tarn and boat house