There are eider duck but the breeding season is well advanced and they have young. A female with ducklings is out on a freshwater pool, a group of males and females shows on a distant shore. Come earlier in the season and their courtship calling is memorable.
There's a breeze and few butterflies show but the cinnabar moth is on the wing, and some are mating. They settle on sun-warmed earth and in grasses. All along the tracks there's a wealth of delicate flowers; viola tricolor, white clover, the pink flowers of rest harrow and the yellow flowers of lady's bedstraw.