Thursday, 6 June 2013

Harthope Valley Secrets !

Three consecutive, (unprecedented!), evening visits to the Harthope Valley have led to sightings including the following:  Ring Ouzel (male & female), Mistle Thrush, Whinchat, Meadow Pipits (carrying food), Grey Wagtail, Grey Heron, Dipper (feeding young), Common Sandpiper, Oystercatcher (incubating),  Curlew, Snipe (heard, distant), Willow warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat & fleeting Buzzard & Kestrel
Roe Deer, including a Doe suckling twin fawns!  Also Slow worm killed on road.
The varied habitats - riverine, woodland, moorland -  can reveal their secrets (& flora) in different places at different times but the scenery alone has been worth the travel in this recent fine weather ( perhaps see you on Sunday...).

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