Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Today I've been in a mix of habitats, made up of heather moorland, wet grassland and agriculture watching breeding waders such as Snipe, Curlew, Lapwing and Oystercatcher. Watching breeding Curlew is quite interesting as they cover a large area and seem to spend the whole time flying round calling, occasionally landing on a large rock or fencepost and calling some more! There was a number of Red Grouse in the heather and the highlight today was undoubtedly a pair of Grouse with at least 6 youngsters in tow, trying to count them was difficult as they went bobbing along in the heather! I also found a Meadow Pipit nest.