Wednesday, 24 August 2011


Tuesday was another day full of surprises. It was overcast for most of the day but it doesn't put the wildlife off. We started the day with a couple of WT Eagles, Buzzard and plenty of Hooded Crow.
Next on the hit list was a very obliging Otter eating a fish.
Just before lunch we got excellent views of an adult and juvenile Red-throated Diver (the photos don't do the sighting justice).
This Dung Beetle was examined closely while we were viewing the Common Lizard.
The Golden Eagles really made the day as they were on show for ages. They disappeared for a short time so we had a look at an Adder but nobody would have imagined the next event. As we walked away from the Adder the Golden Eagle appeared not 15 yards away. It flew past us without a sound but gave us a hard stare - I'm sure it winked as it went past!!
A bit of a showstopper that one so the good numbers of Dunlin and Ringed Plover, flocks of Linnet and Skylark, three Twite, 2 Golden Plover and a couple of Mountain Hare all had to take a back seat!

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