Up the Breamish Valley yesterday (10th). Sadly most items of interest were dead. Two Slow Worms squashed on the road between Linhope and Ingram. Three dead Brown Hare on the hills around Grieves Ash - no obvious signs of injury, so perhaps starvation. The suggestion is that the nutritional content, especially protein, in the fodder available may be very low this year, so perhaps these animals have been having quantity and not quality of feed.
A flock of Meadow Pipit and four Skylark around Reavely Hill deserted farm and a couple of Kestrel above the Cunyan Crags ridge.