Winter draws on - I know it's Autumn - but I put my winter drawers on for the first time today.
Christmas victuals shopping this morning and a a plumbers' visit to deal with as well, so we just managed a short 3 mile stroll along the Great Northern Railway Trail from Thornton towards Queensbury and back again.
We discovered a new cafe as well - The Great Northern Emporium opposite Thornton School.
A temperature of minus 2 this morning warmed up to a heady plus 2 this afternoon, but the strong northerly made it feel very cold.
Birds were keeping a very low profile, can't blame them - can you?
Just the usual sp. knocking about.
Coming home a flock of Lapwing were deciding to land in the Bonnet fields below the Raggalds.
There looked to be a Golden Plover with them - can't be certain - and the double bend and double white lines on the road curtailed any chance of stopping the car.
I did take a photo through the passenger side window of another flock of birds overhead.
I thought they were Lapwing at the time.
Looking at the cropped picture I am not sure what sp. the birds are?
Fairly sure they aren't Gulls - Possibly Goldies?
Distant Robin of the Day