Posted by: mynaturaldiary | April 20, 2013

Little lamb, Who made thee?

To  Farndale, via Castleton, to see the spring daffodils.

First, a sheep watching over her lambs, lying by the side of the road.

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Farndale is ‘off the beaten track’, where fields, sheep, stone walls and daffodils hold sway. Also the occasional pub and cafe for the visitor.

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Another sheep and lamb await.

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In the dale, daffodils reign supreme this time of year.

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by Cow Bank, they are especially dense on the ground.

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A solitary daffodil is growing among the wild garlic, that will take over the floral display once the daffodils have faded.

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On the fields, by the side of the river was a Pheasant.

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Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

And on the top of the old hedgerow were a Tree Sparrow and a Song Thrush.

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Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)

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Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)

The River Dove runs through the dale, and very pretty it is, too.

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Coming away from Farndale, the Moor shows its wide open spaces, with Roseberry Topping appearing like a shark fin against the horizon.

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Back in Castleton, more lambs bathe in the evening sun by the side of the road.

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More Soon!


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