On a brighter note 2 juvenile Redshanks dropped in and stayed most of the week, Swallows continued to hawk the area for insects and Starling numbers have been rising.
Down on the new reserve Thacka beck, the Mallard numbers have dropped as the young have left for pastures new, Swallows and House Martins have been hawking in good numbers. Then at one period I get a text from John saying Kingfisher had flown in following the beck , then just as quickly left again. Then another text from Roy with even bigger news a Hobby put in a brief appearance chasing Swallows but didn't hang around very long.
|Tadpoles but no ordinary tadpoles|
|millions of them, Natterjack Tadpoles|
|The perfume of wild time filled the air|
|Large Evening Primrose|
|Found this male Linnet standing guard on some gorse|
So, that was a good ending to what had been a good week, but I fear rain is on the way, which I suppose is well needed in some areas of the country,not necessarily in Cumbria.