The Golden Plover are back! This afternoon on a quick end of day yomp around the Meadow I found 10 of these harbingers of autumn, hunkered down in the hollows with just their heads showing. This defensive posture was because a HOBBY had shot over moments earlier and landed on the ground before a Crow chased it off. Also of note was a LITTLE EGRET (which has been around for a while now), a Grey Heron and quite a few Pied Wagtails. I also heard at least one YELLOW WAGTAIL. What with the change in the weather and the return of the Golden Plover, autumn is undeniably here.
I hope that you can just make out some of the Golden Plover, hunkered down
in the cattle foot holes from this rather poor photo