Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Thursday, 5 November 2015

The Bollin Valley

I've recently discovered the Bollin Valley less than a mile from my front door. It runs for 25 miles from Macclesfield to Partington, following the River Bollin and is a real wildlife hot spot. How I've not come across it in the last 3 years, I have no idea.
I've only walked a couple of miles along the route, but have seen Kingfishers, Dippers, Buzzards, Woodpeckers and Bullfinch, to name just a few species of bird. Dragonflies, insects, fungi and Longhorn cattle all add to its appeal. A stunning place that needs a lot more investigation by me and my camera.

One of the weirs in Wilmslow.

A great surprise to see this Dipper on the river.


In the very sandy banks of the river I came across this Digger Wasp.


Longhorn Cattle are free to graze.

Grey Wagtail




30 comments:

  1. Wonderful pictures, Adam..What a find...You can snap away and never run out of subject matter..Lucky you..

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  2. I love the great outdoors! Nice shots.

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  3. Such neat finds - all great shots!
    Please come visit and share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/waiting-for-metro.html

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  4. Dear Adem,
    wonderful photos, i like it all !
    Please be a part of my own challenge, named

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  5. The dipper is handsome, as is the wagtail!

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  6. This post might be just the ticket to convince my hubs to come with me on one of my home visits to the UK! He is an avid bird watcher. Amazing longhorn....All great shots and lovely to travel from my armchair during the 'in between' trips....thanks!
    Cath from http://cathathome.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/fun-friday-favourites-3.html

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  7. What a lovely place! You've done such a lovely job of capturing it! I love the cattle and the detail of the digger wasp is amazing! Thank you for joining us for Photo Friday!

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  8. To have found an area like this, full of wildlife and beauty, so near my home would be perfect...I'd walk there daily.

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  9. Hello, it is always wonderful to find new places to bird and walk. My favorite birds are the Dipper and Wagtail. The Longhorn is cool. Great post and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  10. Hello Adam!:) The first thing I noticed was how green everything looks and pretty. Nice that this beauty spot is so close to where you live. Lovely shots of the Dipper and Wagtail.

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  11. Lovely to see the Dipper and grey Wagtail.

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  12. What a lovely area to have close to home. Love your photos. The grey wagtail is gorgeous.

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  13. Love the color and pattern markings on the wagtail and Dipper!!! Beautiful birds...and lovely close-by area.

    Thanks for sharing your link to this post at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!!

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  14. A great series of photos! My favorite is the Wagtail
    Lea

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  15. That's an extreme wasp close up. Yikes!

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  16. Beautiful find...many critter posts to come from this body of water, I'll bet.
    ~

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  17. What a wonderful discovery! Fabulous new place to visit, and it was a hidden treasure all along! :-) Great wagtail and dipper, and I love that pretty steer!

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  18. A lovely spot to get some great photos. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  19. What a find. The thing is I could go for a walk there but wouldn't notice a fraction of the wildlife that you introduce us to, so I'll just sit back and enjoy your photos.

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  20. It looks like a great place to walk and explore all the wildlife. Great photos.

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  21. So much beauty and wildlife in this area! Love the photos of the wagtail and dipper.

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  22. Nice set of images, but your header photo is outrageous. Very well done.

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  23. What great beauty in different sizes and shape.

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  24. Oh my..how wonderful to be able to visit as it is so close...I love seeing the dipper and especially the digger wasp as I am looking for them in my own yard to document...Michelle

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  25. It looks like a great area. I love the dipper.

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  26. What a fabulous spot and so close to home - I expect to see many more lovely photos from here on #AnimalTales ;)

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  27. What a joy to find a new spot to enjoy beautiful nature! The grey wagtail is just gorgeous! I've never seen one. Enjoy you new wildlife hotspot!

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