I can’t believe where time goes. It only seems like yesterday that we were watching the Marsh Harrier chicks learning to fly and hunt, and already the parents are back refurbishing the nest. It is all too easy to sit on the terrace and watch these iconic birds engage in their amazing aerobatics as they tumble out of the sky with the typical collapsing, diving, swoops, side slips and sudden sharp turns….. it is almost as if they are saying “Look ! See how wonderful it is to be alive !!”
We were again lucky to have another sighting of an Osprey a week ago catching fish in the lake, presumably on its way up to Bassenthwaite.
After a mild winter, the plants seem to be ahead of themselves again. The Snowdrops didn’t seem to last very long, unlike last year when they hung around for weeks in the cold weather, and the Daffs are now nearly finished.
Blossom is bursting out all around, no doubt encouraged by the unseasonably warm temperaturse we had for a couple of weeks.
It all bodes well for Summer…………….talking of which, our old friends the lepidopterists from the Upper Thames Branch are taking us over again for part of July. So we are very much looking forward to seeing old and new faces then, and entertaining them right royally. We always have a good laugh and thoroughly enjoy putting on barbeques and dinner for them. Just hope the weather is good.