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Gallery 2019 - May

Greater spotted woodpecker
Kendal wall
It seems like a great year for bluebells . Here is a photo from Roger taken in Longsleddale.

And two from Angie and Hugh in Rannerdale off Crummock Water.
On the left looking up Rannerdale with Whiteless Pike behind, and on the right looking down Rannerdale with Crummock Water just showing, and the Loweswater fells behind.

When Rod Muncey died he left a small legacy, part to be spent on the club's social activities and part at High House. With part of the latter the club has bought a second picnic table, now erected, and this plaque that Mick has had made using a bird design by Angie is now waiting to be inset into the top of the table.
Being a birder, I'm sure Rod would appreciate it.
Roger nearly had to duck as this balloon flew over his house

Evening Walk - Leighton Moss RSPB Bird Reserve

There was a good turnout of 24 members and friends for another visit to Leighton Moss, led by club member and RSPB employee Paul East. On a beautiful clear warm and sunny evening, Paul led first to the sky-tower for an arial view of the area. Then a one mile walk past the Causeway Hide (was the Public Hide) and along to the Lower Hide, passing a red deer in the woodland. The return visit was made more exciting by a group of young bullocks that had escaped. Interesting species seen included pochard, black terns and marsh harrier. The evening was rounded off with a drink in the ever quirky Woodlands Hotel, where a pint of Old School Brewrey Beer was £2.70!
Thanks to Paul and Rose for another great evening
Below gathering behind teh centre, from left to right: Paul, Tony, Rose, Val Hunter, Colin, Sue, Peter, Tony, Krysia, Roger, Angie, Sam, Elaine, Val Calder, Irene, Sandra, Margaret, Sue Blamire, Tina, Clare, Graham, with Hugh taking the photo, Norman arriving afterwards, and Helen somewhere off the shot.

Tony, Helen, Val, and Irene looking out from the top of the sky tower
A pochard
A mute swan in full sail passing behind three cormorants
A female lapwing - a mother as it turned out
One of three young lapwing
Two young lapwing snuggling under their mothers tummy
A black tern, a new species at Leighton Moss
Returning from the lower hide along the causeway through the reed beds

Climbing for all - Hutton Roof

Kevin, Val, Harry, Norman, and Hugh turned out for a couple of hours climbing on the pleasant and friendly crags at Hutton Roof. Nice and sunny at the bottom of the crag, but cool in the breeze on the top.

Here is Norman topping out on 'Speedy Recovery' S 4a, belayed by Kevin.

Hugh seconding 'Speedy Recovery' S 4a, belayed by Kevin, with Harry, Val, and Norman watching
Hugh belaying Norman on 'Ronson Kirby' VD

Mid-week Walk - Yarlside and the North East Howgills

15 members and friends met at the delightful Cross Keys to walk in the north east area of the Howgills led by Maja.

Below from left to right: Maja with Bob the dog, Sue, Irene, Tony, Maja's friend, Jenny, David, Eric, Frank, Graham, Val, Kevin, Mick, Colin, with Norman taking the shot.

On the summit of Yarlside
Steep descent of Yarlside
Summit of Green Bell
Rest at Spen Gill
Crossing Backside Beck on return
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