Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Hobby in the Lakes

Had a few days in the lakes with my mother, i stayed 7 miles from Keswick in a lovely little place called Troutbeck on the caravan club site Troutbeck Head. I didnt intend taking my bins :0 but a good job i did as the walk from the site turned out to be a cracking spot with the best bird being an adult Hobby :0 which flew past me and perched in a nearby pine tree giving cracking views :) rare for the area, just a shame i had no camera with big lens :( also in the area were 3 Ravens, Buzzard, Kestrel, Lesser Redpoll, Meadow Pipits, Bullfinch, Chaffinch, Swift, Sand Martin, House Martin, Siskin, Pied Wagtail, Linnet, Collard Dove, Wood Pigeon. There was loads of Common Hawkers in the area 20+ and a possible Golden Ringed which i wasnt quick enough to get onto :( Great area, from the site the public footpath which i went on was to the Matterdale Forest. We also visited Keswick, Grasmere, Poole Bridge over the time we spent at the Lakes, here is a few shots.
Troutbeck Head caravan club site

Footpath to Matterdale forest from the caravan site

The area where the Hobby was seen

View of Patterdale from Kirkstone pass

Derwentwater boat launch

Derwentwater boat launch

Helm crag

View from Grasmere

View of Helm crag from Grasmere

1 comment:

  1. Ha! knew you'd relent and take your bins, would have been daft not to in the event (even if just to avoid the obvious mick-taking on your return). Nice pics as well. See ya.