Thursday 20 May 2010

The Pool at Crosshouses

The pool at Crosshouses near the top of Loch Indaal is a great place to climb off the bike and simply watch and listen for a few minutes during the daily commute to and from Bowmore. A Mute swan is on her nest at the moment with the cob not far away. A couple of Moorhens were tripping about in the reeds and a Snipe was calling. Swallows were constantly coming down to drink and there had been a hatch of what looked like Green-veined white butterflies, although I did not get close enough to one to really check the ID.
It seems to have been an unusually good year for flowers of Lady's Smock and their pale mauveish/ pink flowers provide quite a carpet round the periphery of the pool at the moment.

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