Monday, 15 March 2010

Sunday 14th March
Another lovely sunny day, with beautiful blue skies and high white clouds. Mum and brother came over for the day and we decided to go hare watching at Lower Fairsnape Farm, in Bleasdale. We were not disappointed, even in the middle of the day, there were plenty of hares zig-zagging all over the place and lying up together in couples. We also got some superb views of flocks of oystercatchers and lapwings displaying, looking stunning against the backdrop of Parlick Fell, as they twisted and turned with the sun glinting off them. We saw several pairs of curlews feeding and saw our first redshank of the year. We finished off the day at the Cobbled Corner cafe in Chipping were we warmed up with some delicious spicy teacakes and an enormous piece of chocolate cake. On the drive back at dusk we saw several hares feeding around Whitewell and Dunsop Bridge and a white pheasant.

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