Today was the first really Spring like day we've had this year and so we took ourselves off the 'The Tip'.
Well, this is what we call it as it used to be a valley used for tipping rubbish but when it bacame pretty full it was left to return to nature and is now known as 'Sheepcote Valley' and is a nature reserve.
Situated close to the coast, you can see the sea in the background.
Recently they have started to graze sheep here and today there were plenty.
But not the usual type of white sheep with spindly legs. These were like mini bison, so rough looking with long tails and much bigger furry legs. I wonder what they are? I'm sure 'Countryside Tales' will know.
We took a circular walk and were so lucky to see a Kestrel perched on top of some branches posing for me to take pictures. Now, my camera hasn't got the best zoom lense but I managed to get one decent shot before it decided I'd got a little too close for comfort.
I love the little feet curled around the branch and the enquiring look he's giving me.
We returned home with a good feeling that the real Spring will soon be here.