Friday, 29 June 2012

It's not just the big stuff.

Monday was another pleasant day. Best bird of the day had to be this very obliging Red-throated Diver.
With a couple of sightings of WT Eagle, SE Owl and a male Hen Harrier all in the bag we could have finished the day after the first hour! We got the runaround from the Golden Eagles again but after some nifty driving we got cracking views of one bird being harassed by a female Hen Harrier and a Sparrowhawk!
Tuesday another day full of excitement. The Mountain Hare was on the run...
...a young Lapwing scooted along the road in front of us...
...while the adult birds chased the Common Gulls.
You might not see too many Rabbits about but there is a thriving population of 'wickle fluffy bunnies' or Buzzard food if you wish!
The Snipe have been performing well too.
Common Sandpipers are....very common. A stunning bird up close though.
Add all of that plus Whinchat, Common Redstart, Dunlin, Ringed Plover....I could go on. We saw the big stuff too but it's hardly a day out without the small stuff and a soggy Raven!

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