A day or two ago, we found a redstart nest with the female flying in furtively, delivering insects to her brood. Today, a male sings loudly from display perches below Scout Scar escarpment. Perhaps he's hoping for a second brood. The canopy is now in full leaf so he was hard to see, despite his loud song. In this image his beak is wide, his bright gape visible.
Scout Scar escarpment is the view-point, the popular walk. It's about leisure. By contrast, below the cliff redstart and woodland birds are busy raising their young. The cliff-top is yellow with rock rose, vetch and buttercups. And down below in the Lyth Valley a patchwork of fields shows farmers have been busily at work, cutting grass for haylage and silage. The yellow of buttercup pastures shows from afar. At Morecambe Bay the tide is out and there's a pattern of sand-bars across the bay.