A red kite was seen flying along Glanton main street yesterday morning. This is the second record of a kite in the area with another/same bird seen at the Bridge of Aln about two weeks ago. The Glanton bird was wing-tagged but unsure of colour.
Vegetation surveying in the College Valley produced a number of species of interest. A small wet flush on the side of St Cuthbert's Way held Quaking grass and Marsh arrowgrass. The latter looks more akin to a grass than a flowering plant. Other species of interest included my first small pearl bordered fritillary butterfly of the year, at least 3 whinchats, a wide range of micro-moths and a good range of beetles including a very large click beetle (unfortunately no photo)