|An Article in the Scotsman regarding the spread of White tailed Eagles to their former range, fantastic comments underneath to go with the article.|
http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/where-eagles-dare-sea-eagles-look-set-to-spread-their-wings-all-over-scotland-1-2613918 - superb comments
A great article by a naturalist highlighting the state of affairs in our countryside...
Are we failing to protect our most precious wildlife sites?
|Looking west with the tide in flood...|
|View from the viaduct looking east...|
|North end of Bass lake...|
The first wildlife encounter was a Peregrine perched high up on a crag lit up by the crisp sunshine. Dad and I did a few autumn foliage shots around Derwent water as the Oaks, Birch and Larch were amazing. We headed through Keswick to finish at Bass lake and we got 12 Waxwings feeding on Rowan near the church in the centre. Bass lake itself had a raft of 12 Little Grebes, Goldeneye, Wigeon, Mallards and a few Cormoronts on the far side, gronking Ravens overhead. Lovely day in Lakeland.
|Crummock water looking north, crsip day...|
|South end of Crummock water with snowy peaks and rays of sunshine...|
|Derwent water, Oak foliage lit up...|
|This picture is Oak-kay|
|A classic photo capture in Autumn...straight up the trunk, very effective...|
|Bass lake looking towards Keswick...|
We were back in Carlisle for 3ish and me and Andy covered a stretch of the Eden where we got a Pinkie in with 3 Greylags, 100 plus Lapwing in the fields and 6 Wigeon on the water. We headed to Gretna to catch the Starling roost and you can read all about that encounter in my previous post.
|Andy Mcgree delighted to be above Ullswater...|
|Greev and Stuz two of my oldest mates! great to be all together in beautiful Lakeland...|
A bit of fun to finish, How many British species can you get here?? The winner will receive a personal shout out on my next blog post to 10s of readers around the globe!
Here is that famous Common Dolphin encounter from October in the sound of Mull, strong associations!
Thanks for looking!, future posts are a trip back to Mull with HB the Hollywell Birder and also my top 20 Mull highlights of the season 8-)