Sunday, 15 April 2012

Bass Lake

This morning I had my first shift at Center Parcs, teaching Wildlife Photography sessions. The amount and tameness of Red Squirrels there is unbelievable, I'm looking forward to getting some shots!

Later on myself and Roger headed over to Bass Lake, in search of Ospreys. The female had returned a couple of weeks ago, and the male just last week (which is a 2007 youngster). They've set up camp in the flooded basin nest site again this year, so distant scope views from The Dodd's feeding station were had, although apparently there are now nest cams streaming to the Whinlatter Centre.

The feeding station was worth the visit in itself, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Siskin, Coal Tit, Great Tit, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker fed on the feeders, whilst Stock Doves, Jays, Jackdaws and a single Red Squirrel fed on the ground. On a beautiful afternoon like today, the feeding station view must be one of the best in the country.

Red Squirrel

Red Squirrel


  1. Great re: the Reds. It's nice that they are still doing well in some parts!

    1. Cumbria's a great place to see them, but you still get a Grey from time to time !

    2. Cheers Cain, I'll bear that in mind, when I'm next around there. A shame that the odd Grey makes an appearance, but it's still very promising compared to most places!