Christmas was spent in the Lake District with my parents sister, and of course Lizzie and Toby. After a very poor end to the year (for various reasons, but if bad things happen in threes, the week leading up to Christmas covered all very three well!)... a much needed escape was in order. We all had a great time and managed a few decent walks, one of which on the tops by Hawswater was particularly good in the snow. A walk around brothers water rewarded us with a nice great northern diver too.
|Hawswater- where eagles once roamed|
Unfortunately we left a few things behind at the cottage so my father very kindly offered to meet me halfway (from Essex, thanks Dad!) so we opted for Hazelwood in Suffolk so we could catch up with the arctic redpoll... this showed very nicely!
Finally most of east anglia seems to be flooded at the moment so its no great surprise that the fen has been quite badly affected too. I took the picture of the young pike on the middle of the footpath! A waxwing was also briefly seen along Sandy Wall, which was very nice.
|a young pike on the footpath!|
|The path at Strumpshaw- its been flooded more than usual in the past 4 weeks!|