The one picture of the Osprey should have been two, but the male was off, moved by the females begging calls before I set up the digiscope. The point is this was my first evidence of the pair being bonded, but not nesting, they appear to have their allegiance to the "frustration" nest built last year, that is in the navigation pole, but perhaps paired up too late to build it to their satisfaction, I couldn't spent enough field time earlier on to sort it out. Several Marsh harriers are in evidence, both females, one with a blue tag on the right wing and the other with a yellow tag on the left wing. The blue tagged female I spotted some weeks ago before the any juvs could be in flight so was an adult, the yellow one possibly could be this years juv. The spiderlings are garden spiders.  They crèche, scatter if you disturb them and reform, I read that they balloon away like money spiders, not sure if that is true. When I saw the claret coloured gorse I sparked a childhood memory of seeing one before. I promised myself I would photograph it instead of just driving past it, unfortunately I parked the pickup with a canopy, in front of a 30 mph pole and after taking the pictures proceeded to back into the pole (the canopy makes the rear view mirror useless) Dented back door and pride! However what causes this colouration/discolouration ? it's not a common sight on the swathes of yellow gorse clad hillsides.

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