Tuesday, 14 January 2014

A Visit to Potteric Carr

The forecast for Monday was good so we decided on a visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve at Potteric Carr. It’s somewhere we haven’t visited before but it’s been on our list of places to visit for a while now.
It was a lovely sunny day but a little bit on the chilly side but not feeling too cold in the sunshine. However, as nice as the sunshine was it did make taking photographs a bit of a challenge. All the best shots seemed to be directly into the sun putting the subject of the photograph in dark shade. 
No problems capturing this grey squirrel enjoying a nut whilst sitting on felled branch of silver birch.

All the usual suspects were about helping themselves to seed on the feeders a short distance away from the Kingfisher Tearooms. 
There are plenty of different trails to follow around the reserve. We chose one of the longer routes, “the Wetland Walk” around some of the marshy areas of the reserve.

We did manage to spot one bird we hadn't seen before, a little egret, but it was a very distant view but we did just about manage a photograph with cameras at maximum zoom.
We both enjoyed our walk around the reserve and decided that it would probably be worth our while to become members of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as well as supporting the trust we’re both looking forward to some return visits.
We also took the opportunity to do a little more camera comparisons but I’ll save those pictures for another post.


  1. You have so many great shots. Cute squirrel

    1. A couple of grey squirrels at the feeding station were doing their best photographic poses for us Endah.

  2. It looks like a beautiful spot, and you've captured some lovely pictures. I love the light shining through the squirrel's tail. I hope you both enjoy your membership, I'm sure it will be worth every penny.


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