"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Rare mammal patch tick!

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.

c-r Redshank.

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!

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