Shot of the Day
I received a message last night from Malcolm saying the nesting box was ready and he and Carole would be up in the morning to deliver it. Malcolm kindly agreed to build a nesting box incorporating the camera from the feeder cam.
My intention is to put it at some appropriate location in the garden and hopefully a pair of Great Tits will nest and I can follow their progress over the coming months. I say Great Tits as the hole was made to accommodate them. Apparently the holes have to be very precise for whatever is nesting.
- 25 mm for blue, coal and marsh tits
- 28 mm for great tits, tree sparrows and pied flycatchers
- 32 mm for house sparrows and nuthatches
- 45 mm for starlings
After a short debate we decided take a trip up the Tarras valley as far as Lodgegill. We came upon a small herd of feral goats that were grazing by the roadside. These goats are quite common in the Tarras valley and surrounding area but don't often come as close to the roadside so this was a real treat. The wind must have been in the right direction as these creatures have a very strong oder which is not pleasant.
The area we were headed for is, on first impressions quite featureless and offers little for the landscape photographer to me is a challenge. Fortunately today we were blessed with almost perfect light and I think I got some of the best shot I have taken in a long time.
This gentleman was obviously well thought of
This lambing shed will be busy in the weeks to come
Looking towards the Cumberland Fells