A couple of days break Friday and Saturday in the Lake District with the Mrs, lots of nice scenery and apart from Saturday morning the weather was ok, not really birding but you can’t but help noticing stuff, highlights were my first Wheatears of the year down the Honister Pass and Buzzards and Ravens aplenty flying about. We stayed at Rothay Manor in Ambleside, very nice Hotel but a rubbish breakfast, after a wander around Bowness on Saturday morning we had a good tour around taking in many of the water bodies, nice break thoroughly enjoyed it.
|bridge over the river Rothay near the Hotel|
|over the rooftops of Ambleside|
|Waterfall on Stockghyll|
|Mill House Ambleside|
|Yew Tree Tarn|
|Windermere on a rainy Saturday morning|
Out birding just for the morning this morning, I had strict orders to put together some new garden furniture this afternoon, decided on Blacktoft Sands, not a right lot happening but I year ticked Cetti’Warbler, at least seven singing, Blackcap, Green Sandpiper and Bittern which was booming well all morning, Marsh Harriers were also very active with one or two pairs sky dancing.