Are there more birds of prey around?

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Re: Are there more birds of prey around?

Postby cycleruk » 16 Aug 2015, 8:26pm

The ones I would like to see are Golden Eagle and Sea Eagle. There used to be a pair of Golden eagles at Haweswater but the female died a few years back leaving the male, who I believe, may still be around.
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Re: Are there more birds of prey around?

Postby Tangled Metal » 16 Aug 2015, 8:41pm

DavidT wrote:
TrekMad wrote:Hissing is about as far as they go!


That's good to hear! :D

Apart from the ones on a canal near Preston, they attacked us and did the whole hissing while flying straight at two mates in a Canadian canoe with the neck and head down trying to have a go at them. If they'd been in kayaks like the rest of us they'd have needed to roll under to protect themselves. Luckily canoes give you protection from swans if you duck down flat in them. We just scattered and paddled the other way.

The swans on the canal near us are just angry hissers but the male tried to take a bite out of my foot as I walked past. My toddler was with me so I always put myself between swans and him after that. Just don't trust them enough to believe they'll only hiss.