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Old Friday 16th June 2017, 13:51   #1
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Honey Buzzard or lack of.

With what looks like the demise of Wykeham as a reliable Honey Buzzard view point last season and probably 2017 also, can anybody PM me with what might be a suitable wooded skyline to monitor in the Lake district. I've been viewing HB from Wykeham raptor viewpoint for over 20 years and I'm sad to have had to come to the above conclusion. I've been a member of Birdforum since its conception and my early posts covered six years of monitoring Hen Harriers for what was then English Nature. Just in case anybody doubts my motives. many thanks.
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It may be worth trying the road up to Whinlatter visitor centre. Part way up the hill from Braithwaite there is a sizable pull off/car park on the right hand side of the road with good views over the woodland.
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At least one Honey Buzzard being seen with great regularity from Wykeham Forest Viewpoint so far this year, but not seen/reported everyday, which is not unusual for this species.
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Honey Buzzards

Thanks for your replies, off to the Lakes later this month for a few day so have hopes of spotting HB.
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Thanks for your replies, off to the Lakes later this month for a few day so have hopes of spotting HB.
I'd be interested to hear how you get on, as we have not got up to Cumbria since earlier in the year
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