|At one with nature|
Yesterday I got the chance to see something in Northumberland that I have always wanted to see – Wild Goats.
With Cain doing some work up in the Cheviots photographing them it was the ideal opportunity to not only see them but get up close and see how these ancient creatures live. We focused on three main herds around the border ridge area of the Cheviots north of Alwinton. The weather was perfect and there was some bird life to keep up the interest including Ravens cronking overhead, Buzzard, Red Grouse and the most Meadow Pipits I have seen in a long time. The roads around Alwinton were littered with Red Legged Partridge and every lowland stream through the hills held small family parties of Goosander. As well as the goats Roe Deer and a sun bathing Fox were seen.
|Billy on the hillside|