Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Corncrake shows well in the road!

We had a pretty decent selection of wildlife whilst taking our day trip today (Western Isle Wildlife) in Uist and Benbecula with 2 Otters, Red Deer and both Grey and Common Seals. Flowering plants included Lesser Butterfly Orchid, Common Spotted Orchid (hebridensis), Heath Spotted Orchid, Early Marsh Orchid, Northern Marsh Orchid, Round-leaved Sundew, Common Butterwort and Marsh Cinquiefoil amongst others. Birds featured 3 Red-necked Phalaropes (2 females fighting over a male), Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier, White-tailed Eagle, Red-throated Diver and perhaps most suprising of all 2 Corncrakes with one in flight followed by one holding territory in the road.

drying off in the road after a shower

holding territory in the road

off he goes down the road!

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