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A BIT OF A CHANGE!

As you can see I’ve changed the name of this blog to rambling excursions.org  This I feel reflects more of its content ……or not as the case may be.

Rambling as in walking or wandering and in “rambling on” ………..talking, discussing expressing thoughts and ideas.

Excursions as in journeys, whether it be walks, bike rides, holidays etc, including wildlife or the journey we are all on that is “life.”

On ainsdale beach. First time on sand

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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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Welcome

I have always loved animals and nature but have only just found a love of birds and birdwatching.  This coupled with more time for walking and photography, is brought together in this here blog!  It will serve as a diary/log of what I have done and seen with a display of some of my better photos.

It may interest others to know about the walks and wildlife/birds that are around where I go.

Please feel free to browse and comment and maybe share some of your walks and nature sights.