Tuesday, 21 June 2011


Mondays tour was a real treat - pleasant weather and good sightings. I managed to get a couple of snaps of a RB Merg before getting everyone on board.
Plenty to look at when we set off - Redshank, Lapwing, Ringed Plover, Northern Wheatear, Skylark, Mountain Hare and this sunbathing Common Snipe.
You never know when the sightings could dry up so we headed off to search out some more goodies - Willow Warbler, Cuckoo, Buzzard, Blackbird, Song Thrush and Whinchat all showed well.
Three Golden Eagles were up next plus a male Hen Harrier. We did well with the pipits too as we'd already had Meadow and Rock Pipits earlier in the day this Tree Pipit completed the trio.
Still no clouds of butterflies but we did get a Clouded Buff (cheers for the ID Tom).
A sleeping Otter was a good find but it was a bit distant so a sighting of a closer one fishing was a bonus and a good finish to the day.


Bob Bushell said...

A good day for everyone I see, brilliant blog.

Anonymous said...

Hi Bryan, thanks for the great tour on Monday and your encyclopaedic knowledge! I learnt a lot, enjoyed seeing the snipe, cuckoo and all the other great birds and had my longed for otter experience :oD
Emma Smith

Bryan Rains said...

Thanks for the comments. As I've said before, it's difficult to have a bad day out.