Friday was a real hot one with the temperature soaring to 24 degrees. An Otter showed very well in the morning but was a bit camera shy.
A good showing from both types of eagle, a couple of Hen Harriers and we even seen the Adders mating! Cracking views of Twite were had just after watching 3 Whimbrel come flying in from the sea. The Easter Bunny was on the run too.
Only one Adder today and she was staying in cover in the dull conditions.
Sunday it was lashing down in the morning so the only thing we could look for was an Otter. Quite a few GN Diver and Grey Heron later we found an Otter asleep on a seaweed covered rock - result. The Otter was on the move before long and as we watched it swim off I picked up a male Hen Harrier flying past. It was still raining when we got another fly past this time by 5 Knot - an uncommon bird up here. We headed for sunny weather after that which improved things no end. Mountain Hares showed well along with stunning views of Lapwing, Wheatear, Golden Plover and Meadow Pipit. Our next stop was better again with Ringed Plover, Turnstone, Manx Shearwater and a superb Lapland Bunting!