Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Tuesday 30th June

The last day of the month and not a lot of rain in the rain gauge for the month, and come to think of it not much last night at all, more a dampness rather than much rain in itself! You will just have to wait until tomorrow night for the final figure for June... Tonight, the bird nerds met and took a leisurely walk, a great time for us all to catch up, with a couple of new faces present as well... We were fortunate to see a male Hen Harrier several times, probably 2 different males, but great to see all the same. Redpolls were seen and heard, a Goldcrest heard, Stonechats seen and heard, Goldfinch seen, Chaffich, Willow Warbler heard. Several Red Deer were seen as well out on the moor, one hind was seen with a young calf. Probably the best part of the evening was that there was a slight wind and so no midges were out as we could have been easy prey for them!

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