|Black-headed Gull with chick|
|Black-headed Gull chick|
|Pochard with ducklings|
|Greylag with goslings|
|Little Ringed Plover|
|Some kind of sand-dwelling spider|
|A Spider-hunting Wasp of some kind|
While scanning the field for turtle doves, I heard something rustling under the hedge beside the gate. I was wondering what was making the noise. A bird? A mouse? No. It was a mole! I turned my head in time to see it dash under the gate and plunged under the surface of the soil. I ended up following it as the ground constantly bulged upwards as it moved. It was amazing to watch as it covered about several metres from the gate with ease. The way it moved was as if it was swimming underground. I stopped a few people who came for the doves to see the mole at work. Only one man stayed on to watch it with me as the mole made a U-turn and made it's way back to the gate. It then launched itself out of the soil and dashed with weasel-like speed back under the hedge. I had no idea moles were so fast! I was not prepared for it's quick pace and so I missed out on a photograph. It is something I won't be forgetting in a hurry, that's for sure!