Sunday, 12 June 2011
Its remote location and bogginess did mean it was good for wildlife, however, and here are the highlights of my day, the meadows were just amazing and the music of birdsong accompanied me all the way.
adder (one female)
Small Heath (more than 40)
Marsh Fritillary (at last, but only one)
Poplar Hawk Moth (one)
Bumble Bees (lots) Bombus pascourum
Cuckoo (all the time, including 'enigma' variations on what is after all a rather boring song)
Golden-ringed Dragonfly (hurray for the bog!)
Large Red Damselfly
My most unusual sighting, however, was a herd of about 8 pigs. I'd been wondering what had been turning the soil when I suddenly happened upon the pigs. I don't know what species or provenance but I'd be interested to find out. Also, a wee wooden shelter on the west side of the glen. I wonder what or who used to inhabit that?