Cummersdale Holme visit No.1

On this cold afternoon of Wednesday 21st January I plodded on down to Cummersdale Holme south of the city Carlisle. Cummersdale Holme is only a five minute walk from my house. It was a day for ski gloves, wooly hat and a scarf to cover every bit of my skin, it was freezing! I knew I wouldn’t see much wildlife on my walk but I took my camera anyway. I strolled along the River Caldew looking for wildlife with my binoculars. The trees were scattered with singing birds, Robins Erithacus rubecula and Blue tits Cyanistes caeruleus, but they were moving too fast so they could keep warm for me to take a photo. The water must have been cold because the Ducks Anas platyrhynchos only stayed in the water for a few minutes before they took off in flight again. After about forty minutes walking around Cummersdale Holme I decided to head home. I thought I had seen enough until a big Grey Heron Ardea cinerea flew over my head. That made my trip worth it on that cold afternoon!