There are very many bird species that live in the Lakeland region that you would not find in other parts of England. One of these rare birds is the Golden Eagle which recently nested in the area after one hundred and fifty years of disappearance. Conservationists are currently trying to get another bird from Scotland so that the two can breed and thus increase in number. Human invasion of habitats is one of the reasons that have led to their decrease in population, and the Lakeland Region provides suitable conditions for habitation.
A trip to the Lakeland region will assure you of an encounter with the osprey. However, this was not always the case as they were an extinct species in the last few decades. Their return to the Lakeland area as well as subsequent breeding is a success story that owes to the hard work conservationists in the region. Volunteers too stepped in to work with the landowners to make the project a success. At present, there are many breeding ospreys in the area, thus pointing to an increase in population over time. Visitors get to view the behaviour of these birds from the hatching all the way until they make their first flight through the cams in the nests. These birds have sharp eyesight that enables them to spot fish in the water bodies while hovering over the area.
This species is another success story, owing to conservation efforts and perseverance. The myxomatosis robbed this bird of the rabbit which is its primary source of food, and this led to a reduction in the number of buzzards in the region. Things are looking up now as what was once a rare bird in the Lakeland region now boasts of a high population. These birds are quite attractive to bird-watchers who enjoy seeing them glide through the air effortlessly. This large bird also hunts other small animals, aside from rabbits, and its sharp eyesight and ability to travel at seventy-five miles an hour come in handy.
This falcon falls under the birds of conservation owing to the many threats that it has faced over the years. The population growth had become stunted as the numbers dropped but things are getting better, and there are more of its kind at present. It has a wingspan of one point two meters on average and can weigh anything from six hundred grams all the way to over a kilo. In the wild, this falcon can survive six years. This predator can travel at speeds of up to two hundred miles an hour when pursuing its prey.
Of all the members of the crow family, the raven is the biggest. This massive bird has a black hue with a large bill and long wings. Usually, ravens breed in their native regions. However, they sometimes wander to other areas, but they do not go very far. They survive on mammals, insects, birds, eggs as well as other invertebrates. At present, there are thousands of these birds in the Lakeland region, and you are sure to see one when outdoors.
The male species of the chaffinch has a fascinating appearance owing to its pinky face and breast coupled with a blue crown. The female has a sandy brown hue. These birds survive on seeds and grain, and they migrate depending on the season so be sure to look into their migration patterns before booking your trip.
This pretty bird is quite small in size with a wingspan of twenty-four centimetres and an average weight of seventeen grams. The goldfinch survives on seeds and invertebrates and migrates during the winter to avoid the harsh conditions. It can live for up to two years in the wild and is currently classified under the birds of conservation owing to threats on its existence. There are lots of birds to see while in Lakeland, and you are sure to expand your knowledge on birds, conservation efforts as well as how you too can play a role in their population growth.