On Sunday Michaela and I joined friends Nikki and John for a trip up to Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District to see the Osprey before they depart to Africa. This year at the viewing point at Dodd Wood, the Osprey nest is clearly visible. We had views of both Parents and their offspring on the Lake, not close enough for decent results for digiscoping, but still worth well worth the visit. Dodd wood view point is a great place to see Red Squirrel feeding on the food put out on the feeding station and we were luckily enough to get some good views and pictures. There were also lots of Coal Tits, and Finches about. It's also a great place for fantastic views of Bassenthwaite and Derwent Water plus the surrounding countryside. I'm hoping to get down to Rutland Water in the next couple of weeks to see the Osprey.