We meet new friends and old on Upton Heath

Thursday 29th January 2015

It was a chilly, but sunny morning this morning, so while Jez stayed snoozing on the sofa in the sun Max and I walked over to Upton Heath, where, on leaving the pond, we spotted the cows in the distance.

We spotted the cows

When we got back to the old railway line we made some new friends: well, I did. Max wasn’t too interested and they were young and bouncy and looked like double trouble.

Double trouble

They are 5 month old French Bulldog pups, and they were gorgeous. They also come with attitude…

Attitude!

A lot of attitude!

Even more attitude

We left the pups and headed across the lower heath, where the Exmoor Ponies had spotted the people who’ve taken to feeding them (not a good idea), and were heading to meet them.

Exmoor Ponies

When we got to the silver birch copse we met our two English Pointer friends, Henry …

Henry

… and the younger Cybill.

Cybill

We walked on with them until we got to the Roman Road, where we met up with the two young French Bulldog pups (who’d done the circuit in the opposite direction) and our friend Janet, with Oakley. After a quick chat we said goodbye and came home via Creekmoor Ponds where the cormorant was on the Deep Water sign again. I like this shot as that’s a Canada Goose upending in the background.

Cormorant and diving Canda Goose

The swans were there too.

Two's a pair

But none of the birds were bothered by Max, and he wasn’t bothered by them, so he slipped into the water for a quick wash off before we came home.

A year ago today

Jez, Max and I went for a walk around the Sika Trail in Wareham Forest. Here’s Max in the Dragonfly Pool.

Max in the dragonfly pool

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