An appetising walk?

farming, North Yorkshire, Walking, Wildlife

Out for a walk yesterday, I fell to thinking about food – well, it wasn’t far off lunchtime. It was this field of beets – mangelwurzels perhaps – that did it: soon to be winter fodder for sheep.

Then I saw hawthorn berries. We can use them in jellies and fruit wines, but I find them too bitter. Not so the birds.

Through the meadow, edged by teasels: the goldfinch would have had their fill by now.

The heron was on his usual rock on the river: waiting patiently for fish.

The last meal I saw had been eaten hours before: nature red in tooth and claw.

Hmm. Time to head home for lunch I think. No creatures were harmed in the preparation of our meal.

For Becky’s Walking Squares.

48 thoughts on “An appetising walk?

  1. Shocking though it is to see you have to admire the efficiency of hawk-like birds of prey leaving just feathers. Somehow that handsome heron (beautifully captured by the way) swallowing a fish whole is less disturbing perhaps?

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