Later I decided on a ride up to Sunbiggin Tarn, I was surprised to see quite a few Black-headed Gulls there, there use to be a nesting colony up there could be they are moving back again.
|The Swans are doing well here as they have 5 young and are at an age and size that says they should survive|
|Northern Marsh Orchid|
The above two flowers were in abundance close to the tarn and a multitude of others.
On my way back I stopped to photograph the thistles and heard then found this Curlew, it was making some unusual sounds and I suspected that there could have been another adult about with young, and this could have been the male on guard.
|I can't figure what looks like a leaning pose, as if it was leaning into the wind but there was no wind.|