Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Lakes...5th-7th August 2013.

A few days away in the stunning Lake District in Cumbria,saw us enjoying not only the beautiful scenery,but also one or two nice birds.Highlights bird wise included a Juvenile type Red-crested Pochard found on Monday evening roosting along with Mallards at Bowness Bay.Next morning it was with Mallards again near to the ferry terminal across to Hawkshead and the following morning near to Cockshott Point.At the time i didn't realise that this was a pretty scarce bird in Cumbria,but will submit some photos to the Cumbrian Bird Club.Tuesday morning saw an early start with Lee and we were rewarded with an Osprey watched hunting over Windermere,but unfortunately it was never close,shame!.Also seen was a single adult Black-headed Gull which was colour-ringed and 22 Mute Swans all with colour rings also,20 of which were at Bowness Bay and 2 were at Ambleside.A great couple of days away in this stunning part of the world.
Adult Black-headed Gull,Ambleside.

Ambleside and Lake Windermere.

Juvenile Drake Mallard,Cockshott Point,Lake Windermere.

Juvenile Red-crested Pochard,Cockshott Point,Lake Windermere.

Juvenile Robin,Cockshott Point,Lake Windermere.

Mute Swan,Bowness-On-Windermere.

Dusk at Bowness-On-Windermere.

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