Sunday, 20 April 2014

Out west,first time this year.

 As the title states...Me and the better half with Bob in tow travelled inland today for the first time this year with two flasks of hot water and numerous bites to eat. Just about all bar- the kitchen sink! came to mind before setting off.
Stanhope was the first stop off , with hope of Dippers showing well as they have over the years here. They did but at another section of the river here away from the stepping stones, along with 2 pairs of Goosanders.
Bollihope next- Despite 2 cups of tea and about a hour here watching the area we dipped Ouzel wise....first time for the last couple of years this has happened. ( Wellies to be included on the list for our next visit. ;-)

After a few drop-ins along the way it was time to eventually finish the dregs from the second flask on the way home. This cracking male Pied Flycatcher entertained us with song and views as we sat and drank tea in the car at Muggleswick.

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