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Wildlife on a motorbike

I eventually made a decision and bought a new bike.  Its a Suzuki Intruder M800 and its my little Black Beauty!

Ok so its not so little, but it’s surprisingly easy to handle and i can get both feet on the ground which is a big plus for me!  It is now adorned with a screen – the wind drag is awful without one – and some lovely leather saddlebags.  Now all I need is some sunshine, but fat chance of that at the moment.  I was out on Saturday and got absolutely drenched to the skin!

Anyway back to the title of this post – Wildlife on a bike”…………………….  Well I see a lot of wildlife “on” bikes, but the more attractive kind is not riding a bike!  I rode from LS16 through Otley and up over Asquith Moor recently, stopped to have a scan with the binoculars and was rewarded with curlews and lapwings.

These are the best photos I have of lapwings- they are not very well focused and I haven’t any of  curlews.

      Curlews have a really weird call like a sort of constant “peewit” when they are flying.  The are fabulous acrobats and look like a huge butterfly dipping and swirling in flight.

Here are some views over the moors.

I’m a Londoner and am proud to have been born there but Yorkshire is definitely gods own county and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else – thanks for adopting me Yorkshire.

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