After four holidays in the Lakes we had not seen a single red squirrel, which the Lakelands are known these elusive beautiful animals.
After a little bit of research which was the courtesy of a helpful lady from the National trust, we were informed the best place to spot any was in Grasemere...what a bit of luck that was, as were staying just outside Grasmere.
Allan bank was the venue for the hunt to spot a red squirrel, a warm evening, peace and quiet, mixed woodland, patience and of course a Nikon DLSR with a 300mm lens are the ingredients for the squirrels spotting, .
After a some slow stalking in the woodlands we thought were at a dead loss not to give though, and more slow stalking i spot some movement to my right, i stop and there it is...our red squirrel, happily sat in tree grooming his coat, its just a matter of being sat there watching our native red squirrel in his own surroundings, its his home and we quietly leave the wood as quietly as we entered it.
Photography wise not the best photography as i was pushing my 300mm manual zoom lens to past its limits..overall a very rewarding field trip.