This evening there was time for some wild time. It has been a very hot day, so it was lovely to get outside for a walk along the cliff tops.
Now the sun has set and I have just seen an owl fly in to the trees beside the house, fly out and then come back again. I think it was a Barn owl, but not sure, it could have been a Tawny. We have Tawny, Barn and Short eared owls on the farm.
I put up a Snipe as I walked along the cliffs, and a Skylark pretended she was injured to distract me from getting too close to her nest site - it worked!
The Bog cotton is still looking amazing, but the fields are actually getting quite dry - boggy pools are now dry underfoot and we are anxiously watching our water supplies to make sure it keeps up with demand. Having had late flowers last summer, I think we are going to have fast and furious flowers this summer. The cliff edges are beginning to dry up, and some of the trees have already lost their freshness.