But first - to start the post with a bit of colour - a couple of excellent images of the male and female Linnet with thanks once again to Phil Slade
On a brilliant sunny Monday morning I'd have been a fool not to have 'shot off' - as all good twitchers do - to Skipool Creek on the Wyre Estuary to have excellent views of the stunning summer plumage adult male American Golden Plover, still here as I write at 9.00pm this evening. Having had my fill of the bird and duly 'ticked' - as all good twitchers do - in my records I left to call at Fluke Hall with the idea that today was surely a good one for butterflies, well I was wrong again on that one, save noting c.12 Meadow Brown, a Red Admirable, and a Whitethroat continues with its scratchy song.
Eider. Pete Woodruff.