The Harriers were kept very busy warding off a predatory Buzzard again this week-end. It had presumably identified a very nice meal sitting in the Harriers’ nest, as the chicks still have not fledged.
The poor parents were beside themselves, constantly dive-bombing the Buzzard which stayed worryingly close to the nest site for quite some time. Fortunately, it gave up eventually.
A lone Cormorant has been a regular visitor to the lake recently and various types of deer entertain us most evenings. A pesky Peregrin got one of the plump Wood Pigeons last week – feathers all over the lawn ! There are now two nesting pairs locally, on Warton Crag and in Middlebarrow Quarry.
The weather continues to be gorgeous……………………….