Common Blue Damselfly & Common Darter at Ardinning yesterday. Also saw very large dark blue dragonfly.
Walking round Ardinning Wildlife reserve for a picnic lunch today. The large keep your dogs on a lead signs seem generally ignored. Today a guy’s spaniel took off & quartered a section of moor, 2 curlew going crazy over it. Bloke could not catch or call his dog. Mood: grumpy.
Lots of cuckoos calling this morning, caught glimpse of a few. Lots of other birdsong. Warm, sunny the best of the day and still didn’t meet a soul. Sweet Woodruff and bluebells under the trees. It clouded over a bit, but we saw a couple of Small Heath butterflies. A jay.
I have been looking forward to this. First cuckoo I’ve heard in 2021. Ardinning this morning. Lots of other birds singing, most I can’t recognise. I did hear curlew, peewits, ravens and dabchicks on the loch.
I’ve been getting fed up with not being able to get out for walks, or when I can they have been pretty busy even before it is light. I like a quiet walk. As it is half term we got up quite early and got to Ardinning around 8. No one else was there! Few more on Flickr
A favourite tree this morning.