An evening walk along Brook Furlong Lane and along the River Weaver. A Brown Hare was in one of the fields alongside the lane and a Brown Rat was on the path. Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Blackcap were all vocal and Sedge Warbler were active in the reeds alongside the river.
On the river bank 4 Ringed Plover and 2 Common Sandpiper were noted. Ducks included Tufted Duck, Mallard, Common Shelduck and a small number of Gadwall were making the most of the evening sun. Walking back to my car a Cuckoo was heard calling alongside the river and was seen making its way along the fence pursued by several small birds.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston.
I had a few hours looking over No.6 from 1700 to 1900 hs in glorious evening sunshine. A male Cuckoo treated to me to a display flight over what I call the No.6 copse and was very vocal. Nearby an ear-piercing Cetti’s Warbler stuttered out a blast of song within the shadows of the gorgeous windmills ;^)
On the walk back I came across a Weasel running towards me so, I managed a few seconds of video before it spat out a few obscenities in my general direction as it run into the verge before darting back onto the road behind me.