Shot of the Day
We were passed by John Murray on his vintage tractor
There were some rather large puddles on the track all playing host to hundreds of tadpoles.
In mid afternoon I decided to have a stroll along the forestry track that runs along the hillside at the back of my house
Planting on the diagonal
Part of the route I took on my cycle ride yesterday
A grandstand view
I had arranged to go to the Castleholm late afternoon with Tootlepedal to see if we could spot a Nuthatch. We stopped off at the Kilngreen where there was very little going on before moving on. We parked the car at the Armstrong museum and took a walk up past the lodge to where a Nuthatch was nesting last year. We stood for a lengthy time but no Nuthatch.
A Blackbird pauses to look for a tasty morsel
We moved further down the Castleholm to a spot where a Nuthatch was spotted earlier in the day. This time we had better luck although I wasn't fast enough to get a decent shot.
Tootlepedal was better prepared
This is what we thought was the entrance to the Nuthatch's nest.....
......until this Blue-tit appeared at the front door
The bees were busy among the Lime trees
The only place left to check out was at the Jubilee bridge to a tree where a Nuthatch has been resident for a number of years.
The elusive Nuthatch