Saturday, 22 June 2013

Fairburn Ings

Today looked like being a bit rainy by the afternoon so my peeps decided to have a quick visit to Fairburn Ings while the sun was still shining and they took me along for a little outing as it's been a VERY long time since I've been out and about!

Fairburn Ings is one of the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) reserves here in Yorkshire and they have lots of ducks and swans as well as other little birds and dogs are allowed on lead:

I read the notice about not feeding bread to the ducks:

And checked out the coot mother with her chicks:

And then we set off for a wander round the reserve, past the creepy crawly hotel :-(

The creepy crawlies can live there but I don't think I would want to! We saw some lovely wild flowers growing:

Yellow irises

And a wild rose

And we saw the fences for peeps to hide behind and look through the gaps to see birds in the woods and by the lake:

And I managed to get in a bit of furtling along the way:

We had a lovely stroll and just got back to the car before the rain came down. Here are some more photos Leigh took on our walk :-)

A big wooden carved frog

A mallard 

The wild flowers by one of the little lakes

Me watching the ducks

A lovely swan

Feeling the wind in my beard

All in all a good morning out :-)


  1. That was a great morning out! Looks like you're feeling much better after your op.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    We would have let those birds know LOUDLY that we were there!

  2. You' ve got a great tail! Klara has got a short tail, unfortunately.

  3. Beautiful walky, Magic! We wish we were there with you.

    Momo & Pinot xo

  4. What a nice place to walk. I love those wooden shelter thingies with the lookout windows for birdwatching.