Along the Beck

Monday, July 8th 2013

Along the beck is the best place to be on a hot summers day. The shade of the trees is a welcome respite from the sun.

Risedale Beck

Elizabeth took these photos whilst out 'kick netting' to sample the river life with Brian. They found young Bullheads, various mayfly larvae, leech, flatworm and caddis larvae. This Grey Wagtail also seemed to finding plenty of invertebrates to feed on.

The Grey Wagtail was not the only bird to be enjoying a feast of insects today, out on the moorland flocks of House Martins and Swallows were found swooping low over the lush vegetation, Crossbills were also seen flitting amongst the top of the trees.  These House Martins perched high up in a tree and Elizabeth was just quick enough to snap a picture!


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