Thursday, 12 April 2012
Golden Eagle and Osprey! - 12th April 2012
Last year, I also went up to Haweswater to see the famous Golden Eagle, but I had no idea where to look so failed miserably. This year however, I got a tip off of where to look and a 30 minute walk later, I scanned the horizon and caught site of a large bird gliding across the valley. It was the eagle! What a fantastic bird and a real privilege to watch England's only example of this impressive and majestic bird. As the bird displayed over the valley in an attempt to find a mate, I felt slightly saddened that this was almost a waste of effort as he will probably never find a mate and start up the English population once more. If it was up to me, I would love to translocate a young female from Scotland to keep this population going. It would be a great shame if my children and grandchildren will never be able to observe such a wonderful animal in their own country (unless I move to Scotland of course!)
A fantastic day!