May 2017

While the rest of the country basked in glorious warm weather, Friends of Yellowcraig battled on the front lines in the face of a biting easterly on our annual pirri pirri bur hunt.

Incredibly dry ground (for the time of year) made the plant easy to spot at least , and subsequently spray with herbicide.

Stone chats were seen perching from a hawthorn, near to where they are nesting, while a grasshopper warbler ‘reeled’ continously but incospicuously from deep within the scrub. Speckled woods (pictured) meanwhile were reveling in the shelter of the woodlands!

All photos courtesy of Abbie Marland.

Thanks to all