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
perving into peoples gardens we got the call right above my car when we were about to leave and managed to see a flock of around 20.
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!
What a view, up at 'the cairns' in Geltsdale looking out west towards the Solway and bonnie Scotland!
Closeup of Oak leaves...
Wildlife bay at Talkin Tarn....I just love the sign name
T Tarn and boat house
Wetheral showing well sat on a birch
Fieldfare lit up by the sun
Sessil Oak at reservoir