Back home for a quick cuppa and thaw out a bit then it was off to Keswick and the Isthmus to see my mate Les. After a chat and a hand over of Christmas card, I wonderd round the Lake shore checking out the sheltered areas but nothing apart from Mallard. The lake was very high after all the rain last night, this and the strong cold wind may have had a bearing on the fact that there was very little about.
|Looking West from the Isthmus, Nickle End Marine to the extreme left and Derwent boat club on the right of photo, The mountain is Grisedale Pike 2593ft and is usually climbed from Braithwaite.|
|Then looking South down the Lake and its beginning to look stormy down there|
There was 2 buzzard on the reserve, but didn't reveal them selves enough for pics, but the feeding stations where doing a decent trade.
|Two Coal tits.|
|Blue Tit on the right, blue Tit ghost on the left.|
|And its back in the living world|
|Great Tit kept putting in an appearance.|
|Blue and Great Tit|
I decided to drive back via Lorton and Whinlatter pass stopping off half way to take the following shots.
|Bassenthwaite Lake and the marsh, home to one of the Lake Districts pair of Ospreys|
And then swinging round to the right a few degrees,
|The great sprawling mass of Skiddaw 3053 ft.|
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