Saturday, 27 September 2014

On The Trail

Part of yesterday's walk, took us along the old railway lines which once carried various minerals to and from the local mines and steel-works. These days, rail tracks have been replaced by footpaths.
Ivy-clad trees and thick under-brush, line the pathway and make it rather dark. Where the trees thin out or where the leaves have fallen sufficiently to let light through however, sunlight manages to filter down to the ground.
The whole effect is that of a tunnel of green with an ever-present musical accompaniment provided by Robins, Tits, Nuthatches, Woodpeckers, Jays, Blackbirds and many others.
The birds will be glad of the abundant berries in the hedgerows this year. I mentioned a few days ago, just how many fruits there seem to be this year and this statement is borne out by the Pyracantha bushes a little further on. They are laden with bright orange fruits.
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