Haweswater

Hurro, it me, Ludo!
I thinks I can remember how to do blogging. The peoples (and we) has just beed very busy. I does has lots to show you.

First of all this something we did at the beginning of summer.

Haweswater be a lake in the Lake district in Cumbria where I live. It also a very special place because it the home of the only (known of) Golden Eagle in England. Regular readers may has noticed that my peoples like to go out birdwatching, especially TND and he especially likes birds of prey. We has beed to Haweswater afore but we did not see him then. So TND decided we would go back when the RSPB volunteers be there to try and see him.

It beed a bit drier this time.

Overlooking Haweswater

Overlooking Haweswater

Haweswater actually be a water reservoir to store water for drinking. When the water be low you can see some fences and stuff from the farms that used to be there.

We walked up to the RSPB look out and TND chatted with the volunteers. Mum feels a bit sad for the Golden Eagle. He has beed on his own for about 10 years since his mate died. There is some thoughts of reintroducing a mate for him but the RSPB would prefer if Scotland’s population picked up and some of them naturally came this way instead. This time the peoples did spot him. But no piccures cos they could only see him through these big looking things.

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Mum and TND thought he beed really cool! Me and Arran went round the other side of the wall to see what be so interesting but we could not see him. Apparently he can see us though and he probably about the same size as me + wings!

I went to explore the RSPB’s little house. I did not find any food. I did manage to snag a whole Muffin from the picnic bag though. Mum and TND know it be me cos they saw me eating ‘something’ and did not realise a whole muffin be missing till later. hehe!

We stayed a couple of hours watching and then headed back.

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The peoples beed hungry then, (not because I ate their picnic of course!) so we stopped at one of our favourite pubs, The Pheasant for some food. They is very nice and friendly in there and we always feel very welcome and get treats from the staff, which make up for Mum being a silly vegetarian and never hasing any good food to share!
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~Lickies, Ludo

pee ess: If you ever do go to Haweswater the RSPB peoples is only there at weekends in the summer if you want to use their telescopes. It a bit of a long walk to the view point but not too far and very pretty. There sheep free grazing though so if you chases you must stay attached to your people by your string because they can just come out of no where!