After a week back home in Cumbria the main talking point still has to be the spectacular Northern Lights display from Geltsdale. Here is the link to the article that made the mornings paper...News and Star.
The future looks so grim for Englands Hen Harriers with more negative news about the majestic bird...so sad...Hen Harriers in Bowland...a lament!
And disturbing news about Bowlands Eagle Owls and people possibly interfering with their nesting attempts, The truth, nothing but the truth. Please join the Facebook group Help save and protect the Bowland Eagle Owls.
A great article in the spiffing Daily Mail regarding urban fox's and mythical attacks on Humans, well said Chris I said it was a load of nonsense from day one, Link. Another article in RP regarding a report of a Red Kite attacking someones little dog, all I can say is go and put your rubbish little £1000 dog in your handbag and get out of my sight...dear me... embarrassment. Red Kite attacks dog?
A bit of positive news on Scotlands Wildcat populations as thanks to the superb intervention of camera traps a new population of the highland tigers was discovered in the Cairngorms. Link.
|Aurora over Carlisle...|
|More dancing lights over Geltsdale...|
Onto Balcary and with the easterly wind it was quietish with the usual Auks on show, A small raft of Common Scoters, RT Diver, Rock Pipits, Fulmers, 2 Ravens and some weird looking sheep in the nearby fields.
|Razorbill focusing on pear shaped egg at Balcary|
|Male Osprey over nest on Threave...|
|Sea Campion at Balcary...|
|High up Gdale valley looking back to the west...|
|Looking up the old water valley...|
|young Stonechat chick...|
|Male Pied Flycatcher on nest box...|
|River Eden near Hornsby...Life's a Beech!|
|Our crazy full of personality Cat, Chris Packham would love him!|