Good Afternoon, thought it was about time I told you about last weeks day out. On Monday morning the weather was very dull but mild when we decided to go to Morton Lochs a small nature reserve on the coast of Fife. We used to be regular visitors here in years gone by when we lived a bit nearer and the road in was not in such bad repair. A few weeks ago our old friend Malc told us the road had been repaired and was now much better the holes in the track used to be through to Australia. Ha Ha.
The reserve is a lovely tranquil place and well worth a visit at different times of the year. Just now it is very dense, the wild flowers are all looking great. During the high summer when the birds are harder to find and they are having their rest and a moult we turn our attention to wild flowers and butterflies if there are any about.
This is North Loch not many ducks around at the moment but it is busy in the winter.
The path back to the car park just beyond the old railway bridge which was build beautifully in 1847.
One thing I have not mentioned was as the day passed it got hotter and hotter and so still as the reserve is backed by a forest on the sea side so it is very sheltered. I was not dress for such a hot day and was really suffering but it was worth it.
Wild Spotted Orchid. These were growing all over the pathway. Below is Campion and some Cow Parsley not sure which one as there is so many different varieties of this plant.
Hope you enjoyed our day out we did and the weather was so nice if just a tad hot for someone wearing tights and a full elastic stocking for my knee but other than it was a good day. Till next time. Love,
Just a little PS I usually show you all the picturesque places we visit so I thought I would show you one of the not so nice places that are good for birding...........