Been down on the Crook most of today with one of our volunteers removing old fencing on the new piece of land the Society acquired back in April and was please to see a male hen harrier ranging across the fields but more notable were the number of starlings with young foraging across the upper saltmarsh around 50 juveniles and ten or so adults good to see that some wildlife has done well despite the weather we have had up till last Sunday.
It's a real scorcher here today and has been all week, with forcast good for the weekend too. Get out the sunglasses and drop down to the Crook to listen to the skylarks.
Further to my blog about World Oceans Week, I'd like to bring your attention to the World Oceans Celebration taking place at Port William on the 10th June (11-4). It should be an exciting day, with guided walks, games and activities for everyone. I'll be there, along with many other contributors so get yourself out for some seaside shenanigans! We'll keep our fingers crossed for a day like today - don't forget your sunhat and cream!
All this hot sunny weather makes me think of hitting the beach for a spot of rockpooling and maybe even a swim! On the 4th June, as part of our programme of activities for Leader, I'll be bringing the shore to the County buildings in Wigtown for some family fun for World Oceans Week. The visitor centre will be open from 10am till 4pm with quizzes, arts and crafts, so bring the kids and find out about the fascinating world beneath the waves.
Well I must say The Book Festival team have done it again great weather and a great program of events fun for every one they are an inspiration the Samba band were good to listen to while sitting in the sun after walking around the market.
looking forward to tomorrow's line up building daleks and the planetarium talk and one on Cairn Holy and Alexa is in the visitors room all day dissecting owl pellets.