|The bird I most associate with the Wolds|
|One of the many Red Kites seen during the afternoon|
|Unfortunately they never got that close so all these pics are heavily cropped|
|Another beautiful Red Kite|
Meanwhile as the sun fell over the flat plain of the Vale of York to the west we were treated to a fine sunset, the sky becoming a rich hue of warm tones as the sun dropped ever lower and finally disappeared below the far off horizon. To the east the earth shadow was likewise an attractive sight, the subtle pink colour which marks the boundary of this phenomena being so hard to capture photographically but nevertheless beautiful to the human eye. Eventually darkness began to descend upon the Yorkshire Wolds and as temperatures began to rapidly fall we decided to head home, though before we left we were treated to the sight of a Tawny Owl passing over our heads, truly a fantastic way to end a cold but rewarding few hours in the countryside I love most.
|A Red Kite silhouette at dusk|
|Sunset over the broad acres of Yorkshire|
|Even industrial structures can look attractive in the right light|