Friday, 3 September 2010

Spot the golf ball

Yesterday by lunch time my Daughter and I had finished work around the house and didn't really want to wast the beautiful sunshine. It was suggested we make a recon. of the route up to Cross Fell on the Pennines. So we set off with no intention of doing the whole climb, just having a look at the first half of the climb. The overall plan was to do the clime sometime in the future with the intention of having a look for Dotterel.
       However we just seem to keep going aiming for the next point on the horizon then the next and so on till a few hours later we reached the summit. The weather was fantastic, but the haze lessened the view. I wandered around the top and scrutinized it with the bins but unfortunately no Dotterel. We did see a few Buzzard, lots of Meadow Pipits, and heard but could not pick up a Peregrine.

Yours truly on top of Cross Fell
golf ball in distance, radar on Great Dun Fell.
Not much else been happening really, had a ride over to Bassenthwaite, but not a lot about. The Ospreys have now gone South, the two young (radio tagged) had reached France and Portugal.
            There are strange goings on though around the Lake as another Osprey nest seems to be in the early stages of being built, this time close to the water very low down. Male seen carrying sticks ? could be interesting next year, watch this space.
              Not much happening on the flood, which is drying up fast, still the usual crowed of Lapwings and Mallard, and a mix of Gulls, Black-headed, Lesser Black-back, and Common. o n a walk round today I picked up 3 Buzzard, 2 on one pylon one on another. 

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