Jackdaw, Castle Carrock
A trip to Haweswater was arranged for the following day with Danny Naisbitt on board who is growing an interest for wildlife and the natural world and I think has very good potential. he was keen to have his first Golden eagle experience and Haweswater is the best and sadly only place in the county to see this special species.
On the journey there its amazing what wildlife you can see from the car as we had 3 Red Squirrels!, 5 Buzzards and a Rook which nearly caused me a major road accident as when I stopped to describe to Danny the differences between a Rook and a Crow I did not realise I was in the middle of the road and a car came wizzing round the corner smacking my wing mirror and missing my car by a fanny hair!
When we got to Hwater it was straight to the valley of the eagle as we didnt want to miss a trick! we put in a good 3 hour stint but the eagle was having a lazy day and didnt make an appearance so went off to explore around the waters edge and do some photography and some photos I got are further down the page. We did get 20 plus Red Deer deep into the valley and also another two Red Squirrel so over all a good day!Frozen pond in Birch woodland in Geltsdale
Nailed it as G Storey said! just oppisite the house looking upto Castle Carrock fell
A Buck Roe deer up in the moorlands of Gdale
The Gairs view point up in Gdale
Red Grouse taking off from stone wall
High up Gdale old water, River Gelt in the great melt!
Duck pond frozen solid
the mighty Hawewater! looking towards Rigingdale from roadside
- Eagle Owl
- Short Eared Owl
- Black Grouse
- Hen Harrier gray and ringtail
- 2 Red Fox
- Red Deer
- Roe Deer
- Peregrine Falcon
- Marsh Tit
- LT Tit
- Red Squirrel
- Grey Squirrel
- Red Grouse