Last Saturday I went for a short walk up to Eske with my wife. The weather was quite nice but we spent most of the time nattering so the number of birds I saw was limited. The usual species were seen, but most notable were two Hobbies hunting at the northern end of the lake. Both birds were catching and “dehusking” insects on the wing before eating them. They also spent time resting in the branches of some dead trees.
On the lake the female Goldeneye was still present and a apir of Canada Geese were swimming around with their new family. Their nest must have been well hidden because I have only seen one Canada Goose for ages now. As we were leaving a Cuckoo flew into the trees and began calling.
On the fields a little south of the lake the Egyptian Goose was still present, grazing amongst the cows.