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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Alternative Weekend

A couple of days break Friday and Saturday in the Lake District with the Mrs, lots of nice scenery and apart from Saturday morning the weather was ok, not really birding but you can’t but help noticing stuff, highlights were my first Wheatears of the year down the Honister Pass and Buzzards and Ravens aplenty flying about. We stayed at Rothay Manor in Ambleside, very nice Hotel but a rubbish breakfast, after a wander around Bowness on Saturday morning we had a good tour around taking in many of the water bodies, nice break thoroughly enjoyed it.
bridge over the river Rothay near the Hotel

over the rooftops of Ambleside

Waterfall on Stockghyll

Stockghyll Force

Mill House Ambleside

Ambleside Church





Yew Tree Tarn

Coniston Water

Windermere on a rainy Saturday morning

Bowness Church

Derwent Water


Honister Pass

Crummock Water



Out birding just for the morning this morning, I had strict orders to put together some new garden furniture this afternoon, decided on Blacktoft Sands, not a right lot happening but I year ticked Cetti’Warbler, at least seven singing, Blackcap, Green Sandpiper and Bittern which was booming well all morning, Marsh Harriers were also very active with one or two pairs sky dancing.

sleepy Avocets

sky dancing

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