On a pleasant, sunny autumnal day there can surely be nothing more enjoyable than a stroll through the woods and along the grassy terraces of Rievaulx near Helmsley in North Yorkshire.
And you never know what local wildlife you may encounter….
Is this the fabled ‘long feathered shrike’.
…or a ‘metal crested trumpet bird’ gathering nesting material?
Definitely a ‘greater-hatted Phoenix fire bird’.
Whilst the captions are mine the artwork is by Yorkshire sculptor Michael Kusz.
Words and photographs Copyright © 2016 by Antony J Waller