Saturday morning and it was duck count weekend, nothing spectacular though. Two more Otter sightings were nice.
Later on out to Northside where the first SEO showed up. I've rarely seen this species at my coastal patch so doubly pleasing.
The Fulmars were smart in the late afternoon light.
The light and the sea combined spectacularly, I couldn't really capture this.
Unidentified lichens, but the chemicals arrived today, next big learning curve.
The House Mouse issue in the kitchen and garage seems to have been resolved with the new traps, none caught for a few days now. Still at least one Wood Mouse in the shed.
Sunday morning was spent working through beetles from last year's colour tray trapping. These are water beetles and I don't (mostly) have the latest keys so, they are hard anyway and this makes them a tad challenging. Investment required I think.
Later on Sunday we walked up on the edge of the moor and under one stone found three Carabid species, Loricera pilicornis, Agonum muelleri and Pterostichus strenuus. Also what looks like a sawfly larva and a pile of woodlice. Pity this was just outside my 1000 species in 1000m sq patch.
My 1000/1000 square with the SW edge being the road.
The beetles were found on the track to the north just by the quarry, disused.
On the way home