Saturday 25th August

Not such a nice day but at least the wind kept away.
We came across a female Minotaur beetle on the path, size of a ten pence piece, see pics, when it turned over there were mites having a good feed and on top was a tick waiting to get attached. Even these small creatures are not immune to the bloodsuckers.
When crossing the moor a heron was stood on top of a grassy mound looking very miserable, but when it spotted Bob it brightened up and told him had just missed the Short Eared Owl.

Bob and Bri