The forecast was solid cloud all evening/night in north Cumbria but thankfully Michael Fish had a stinker as there was not a cloud in all night! Most of the aurora display with the naked eye was a pale glow on the horizon reaching about 35 degrees up but a two minute burst provided a great show with rippling columns reaching 60 degrees almost overhead! Here my two best captures with Jockey Shield house and gardens in the frame. I counted twelve cars come up to Geltsdale to see the aurora with the last people arriving at 1am.
|Jockey Shield under the rippling lights...|
|Every natural spectacle is always extra special when local...|
|Eclipse from the garden, Tawny owl started calling!|
|Portland Sq Starling roost!|
|A nice urbanian setting|
|John enjoyed the display and so did my car! Shit happens, accept it and get on with your day...|
Not too many wildlife records to report recently as I have been busy planning for my return to Mull at the end of the month so will keep you updated with my encounters and discoveries when back in the Hebrides.
Thanks for looking