Sunday, 7 May 2017
Two firsts for me
I have been enjoying some blissful walks during this holiday A couple of days ago my cousin and I wandered along the beaches at Plaide Mhor. Apart from watching seals playing in the sea, and sunning themselves on the rocks a little way out from the shore, I found a few tiny shells I have never seen before. They are as light as a feather, extremely delicate, and sport some amazing electric blue markings. The blue-rayed limpet.
This morning the dogs and I had a walk and I came across this little chap. A lesser redpoll. Never seen one before, and I emailed a friend who knows about these things, and he thinks it is a lesser redpoll, rather than a common redpoll. A lovely little bird, with a big singing voice!