A long day on the patch but little seen after 3 o'clock due to some knobs on quads tearing up the beach and saltmarsh but between the thunderstorms in the morning we managed a decent haul. An immature male Montagu's Harrier spent most of the morning on Twite Marsh, a Hedgehog crossing the track near the curry coloured house was a rare mammal tick, Shoveler and Pochard ducklings attracted unwanted attention for a Grey Heron, I caught up with Common Tern on the patch, the first Painted Lady of the year flew across Redwell and moths in the NOA included The Fern & Obscure Wainscot.
Hedgehog - a first for the patch for me.
Grey Heron after ducklings!
Shoveler & Pochard broods - more firsts for me!
immature male Montagu's Harrier.
One for the Plane spotters...
A productive breeding season for the Greylags of Holme...
Two Grey Partridges that refused to move as I left Holme at 2330!