Oh Beautiful Day!

After a grey start to the day, suddenly sunshine painted the fellsides in shades of gold and umber and the Lake lying below, shone bright as a starling’s wing, flecked by a warm breeze. What scenario could be better to welcome back the Bassenthwaite birds than this?

Over the past few days we’ve caught glimpses of a single osprey (or ospreys) dodging about the marsh and there have been some sightings at nearby stretches of water but this afternoon, quite clear to behold, were 2 ospreys sitting close together, sharing a fish for lunch. Their long migration is over and along with all the other creatures that share the valley,  the summer business of home building and rearing offspring is starting.