Thursday, 21 July 2016


Large numbers of Curlew on the estuaries are starting to build up with 2 different flocks of 500 + seen. Oystercatcher also in good numbers 300 and 200.A flock of 9 Greenshank , adult Med Gull , Yellow Wagtail and the first juvenile Little Egrets have been seen . Redshank , Dunlin ,Common Sandpiper , Ringed Plover  , Whimbrel , and lapwing are filling up the estuaries at low tide. Little ,Sandwich and Common Terns were seen at Hodbarrow along with another 2 + 1 Greenshank.
Nice to see Grayling and Gatekeeper here. Also nice to see another Otter feeding on crabs and fish near Ravenglass  watched for about 40 minutes .

On the 16th July I had 4 Common Terns NNW over the house ,which is the third tern species from the garden   ,,,

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Scotland July 2016

                                                Small Pearl bordered Fritillary

                                                                 Gold Spot

Red Deer
                                                              Golden ringed Dragonfly
Birds included finding a  pair of breeding Redwing , summer plumaged Black throated Diver , breeding Common Scoter , Merlin , Tree Pipit  and Greenshank. And the Scottish form of Large Heath butterfly.