The castle belongs to the queen under her title ' The Duchy Of Lancaster'. For the celebrations in 2000, it thought it would be fitting to have a northern version of the Tower of London. The difference being that the ravens would be captive bred hand reared birds. This would mean that they would be more approachable and visitors go then stand eye ball to eye ball if they so wished without fear of being attacked. It was also a way of uplifting these magnificent birds persona, by showing people that the old superstitions surrounding ravens were misguided. PLEASE NOTE THIS PHOTOGRAPH IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CANVAS WRAP
One of The Mute Swans on the mere at Scarborough is seen chasing away some young Males.The Swan is a large bird with a wingspan of 2.2 mters; they have an average lifespan of 10 years, they are protected by law, it is illegal to kill them, Despite their size they are a very gracefull Waterfowl
A Mute Swan regains a graceful pose after dabbling for food on this very crisp, but sunny winter day on the Driffield Canal
An Ornamental Asian flowering shrub, with pink, red or yellow flowers ( Weigela Florida and related species.)
A selection of Snowdrops found in Sewerby Hall's Grounds, during a typical winter's afternoon illuminated by a low Sun from the South East
Herring Gull is perched near Bridlington's Harbour Cafe and Fish & Chip Shop hoping for some scraps, not plentiful in Winter, some local Fisherman have renamed the Gulls 'Rat on Wings'
Growing at the edge of the cliffs on Sererby Cliff tops are several Purple Poppies, they are a Symbol of Rememberance, being created in 2006 by the charity Ainimal Aid
Growing in the hedgerow on Sewerby Cliff Tops, this beutiful flower glows in the afternoon sun
Hoverflies, also called flower flies or syrphid flies, make up the insect family Syrphidae. As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers; the adults of many species feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods
Sunflowers are an enormously popular plant. They are synonymous with summer, and their bright open-faced flowers are guaranteed to make you smile.