Sunday, 28 March 2010

At last....a visit to Windermere!

With two of the four members of the ''Windermere Ringing Team'' now working & studying in other parts of the UK, we find it hard arranging visits there. However this week has found us all up in the North - so over a few pints during a meet up in Preston on Tuesday night (which later turned into a night out in Blackpool!), we decided to have a trip up to the Lake District this weekend.

I've been delivering cannon-nets to Dumfries this weekend and so I decided to make a weekend of it and stayed with some friends. So I left early this morning to meet up with Craig, Chris and Ciaran at Bowness-on-Windermere for 10am.

Bowness on Windermere - Mute Swan, Canada Goose and Black Headed Gulls caught and ringed.

Then onto the river in Ambleside catching a Dipper & finding two nests with incubating females (hopefully we'll get the chance to return to ring the pulli)

Quickly rescuing Chris before he is swept downstream!

With the help from us he eventually found his feet!

Then onto catching Canada Geese in a field at Rayrigg, where Craig pulled off the most impressive Canada Goose catch I've ever seen :-)

You had to be there to see it!

All in all a very good day out in the Lakes.........

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