Thursday 27 May 2021

Ewden valley 27/5/21.

Warmed up gradual after been quite cold late morning and early aft. Similar to recent visits with 2 Swifts north the only movement. Merlin male calling over the valley and what was thought to be another was hunting White Carr. Peregrine 1 imm., 1 Red Kite, 5 C Buzzards, 1 Kestrel. 7 Ravens, 5 Stonechats include 3 males, 3 Ring Ouzels include what looked like a juv. Golden Plover 2 showing well on stone wall, Cuckoo 3 singing males, LBB Gull 2 w. 1 chipping Snipe, Stock Dove 3, singing male Reed Bunting opp s bends, 1 GS Pecker at entrance gate and 3 Mallards flew down the beck from quite high up. 10+ Mountain Hares reported but none seen from the lodge.

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