Monday, 15 February 2010

Tales from the Lake District Two

Woke t0 a wet and rainy day yesterday so we packed up the car and headed off to the South Lakes Animal Park. Got some cracking photo's of some wonderful ducks and swans. The male Manderin Duck was definately trying to impress the females. Others on show were Ringed Teal, Black Swans and loads I could not even guess at identifying. A good day ended up with a quick stop at Coniston for a photo shoot and Tea at Hawkeshead. Below are some of the ones I have no idea what they are?
Today saw another wet and misty day but we headed off regardless stopping at Thirlmere and Ambleside before attempting the Kirkstone Pass to Ullswater. Brightened up a bit by then and a quick stop at the lake was well worth it. Coot and Canada Geese were abundant but to my utter surprise 2 Oystercatchers flew right by me and landed on the opposite bank. Also spotted were a couple of Greylag Geese. (I was very proud of this spot hehe) We headed to a waterfall near by and was delighted to spot a Treecreeper. A tick for me and it made the day. What a fab little bird, it was hanging around with some Long Tailed Tits and it was a real delight. Also spotted were Chaffinch, Great Tit and Blue Tit. A lovely day and the weather brightened up which made the day complete. Heading home tomorrow after a cracking couple of days and a Tick which is always nice. Will be back soon.

1 comment:

  1. American wood duck in the middle and red crested pochard at the bottom. Sounds a good day out.