PENDLE GRASSHOPPER WARBLER

THE GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, WHICH JOHN METCALF FOUND LAST WEEKEND REELING in a bed of rushes at the foot of Pendle was the highlight of another lovely walk on the hill. There were a few migrants around including at least 10 Northern Wheatears, 10 golden plovers and we also heard two redpolls flying north over the summit this morning. John had another four Ring Ouzels as he went up the steps early this morning but they were not present later, however, four stonechats were very welcome - two males and a pair below the 'long wall'. We also found the remains of a lapwing here, presumably taken by a fox?