Tuesday, 11 September 2012

No sooner back home and already off to Lakeland (7th September)

I've seriously had enough of driving around in cars now as I've just come back from another long drive, this time up to Scotland to help my sister move into her new university at St Andrews.  The first day on our four day visit was via the Lake District, were we spent a night in an idyllic Lakeland Hotel (fit for any picture postcard) but not before we had climbed one of the numerous Fells and seen one of the Tarns (upland lakes).  Our walk took us up some desolate hill, literally in the middle of no-where, even the birds were thin and far between with a few Linnets, Pied Wagtails and Meadow Pipits flitting about the place.  A distant Raven was cruising along one of the mountain sides whilst the highlight was a hunting DIPPER, dragging itself through the water of Far Easdale Gill.  Otherwise nothing, just silence (for once).

 Easdale Tarn

female Black Darter

Angle Shades

Thanks again for ID's Bob

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