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Old Monday 9th May 2011, 18:59   #1
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Talking Good Starting Point

Helllo .... I've only been seriously bird watching for a couple of weeks now and it so happens I have a weekend planned in Keswick this weekend. Could anyone give some advice of where a newbie would best be going in and around Borrowdale / Newlands ?

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Old Monday 9th May 2011, 19:14   #2
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Hello Spider

Borrowdale is one of my favourite places. At this time of year I can't think of a better place to be than the Borrowdale oakwoods - Johnny Wood, Great Wood etc, looking for pied flycatchers, wood warblers and redstarts. Look out for peregrines on the crags too, as well as kingfishers and dippers in the Derwent.

Of course, you're not far from Bassenthwaite and its ospreys either.

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Old Monday 9th May 2011, 19:29   #3
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Thanks Mike,

Its strange I've been going there for the past 20 years walking, rock climbing and more recently mountain biking but clueless when it comes to birding !!
So a walk round the lake is in order for at least one day...

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