Saturday, 26 May 2012

The heat is on.

Wednesday the temperature soared to 22C! A bit warm but the wildlife showed well. We started the day with a Curlew with 2 youngsters.
A couple of Otters wandered along the shore and gave us the slip now and again. You can see how well this one blends in to it's surroundings.
A Cuckoo was seen at close quarters before it retired to a pole.
There are plenty of Oystercatchers on the nest and most of them are obliging as long as you stay in the vehicle.
Another good Golden Eagle day with another fairly close fly past.
Some of the Red Deer are sporting quite big antlers already - looking good.
A couple of Adders and a Slow Worm today. The Whinchat numbers seem to be pretty good this year but it's not easy getting a decent shot.
The Common Whitethroat is always worth a look but it looks like we were worth spying on too!
A cracking Hen Harrier in the afternoon, a couple of SE Owl, Whimbrel and Mountain Hare were all seen despite the heat that normally means a quiet day.

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