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RE: Wasdale+Eskdale

11/05/19 Wasdale and ascent to Scafell Pike

2 singing male Redstart on territory
1 male Ring Ouzel
3 Willow Warbler
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Around Eskdale this weekend

13 Buzzards including 7 riding the thermals at the same time
1 distant Hen Harrier
2 Kestrels
6 Wheatears
1 Dipper
2 Grey wagtails
18 Pied wagtails
20+ Skylarks
Willow warblers were everywhere

The dawn chorus started at 3.20am this morning and was superb.

Dave Thacker

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Long weekend walking around the South lakes area turned up,

16 Buzzards over the weekend including one which had the lightest colouring I have ever seen up near Wasdale head.
1 Peregrine hunting over Birker fell.
1 Cormorant fishing in Wast water, largest lake in England and only one bird hmm.gif

All found in the Eskdale valley
3 Dippers
5 Grey wagtails
12 Pied wagtails
2 Stonechat
1 GS Woodpecker
6 Skylarks
1 Kestrel

Also 1 Weasel seen.
A Lovely weekendsmile.gif

-- Edited by Dave Thacker at 21:15, 2008-09-14

-- Edited by Dave Thacker at 21:16, 2008-09-14

Dave Thacker

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Plenty of Rapters at Wasdale and along the Eskdale valley this weekend.
12 Buzzards
2 Hen harriers
3 Peregrines
1 Merlin
2 Sparrowhawks
2 Kestrels
Also seen were,
4 Dippers
6 Grey wagtails
2 Ravens
4 Goldcrests
11 Wheatears
The dawn chorus this morning was the best I`ve ever heard smile.gif.

Dave Thacker
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