Spring has sprung and some of the following pics are proof of that.
Find the Ladybird.
After a walk round it was the usual problem of having to replenish Mrs Ws food reserves, so we made our way to Hayes garden centre & some food.
We were just sorting out which table to sit at , when we found Alan & Geraldine, they use to be our neighbours when we lived over at Keswick. It was great to see them again and we had a good crack.
|A very confiding Dunnock outside the workshop.|
Spent the day with my mate Les over at Keswick launch company, and part of the day was spent finishing some work on the Ashness landing stage. its been completely renewed after the ice and wind smashed it up earlier in the winter. By the time we had finished it the launches could use it for the rest of the day. We then did a circuit of the lake checking out the wild life. Most of the time we were on the lake the sun had gone in and there was a cool breeze blowing, so it was good to get back into the warmth of the shed.
Great End, Broad Crag centre, & Scafell Pike.
As can be seen , there is still quite a bit of snow on the high ground.
All in all an enjoyable day.
|Sarcoscypha coccinea (Scarlet elf-cup)|
Back at the main centre there was all the usual on view, pairs
of Goldeneye, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, were the pick of the bunch on the water. Mrs W found 5 Buzzard in the air at one time, and Peregrine over Lillian's hide. Also Long-tailed Tit and Goldcrest at the back of Lillian's.
After lunch we had a look in at the Jackson hide & then Grizdale. 1 Little Egret could be seen at a distance, but apart from the usual wildfowl there was nothing unusual.
A very good day.
|Hedge Sparrow (Dunnock)|
|Reedmace (Bullrush) beginning to seed.|
|Mrs W couldn't resist doing this jigsaw with the Westies on .|