Sunday, 10 June 2012

A quiet day

Hardly a breath of wind or birds either at the pond this morning as we managed Yellow Wagtail, Buzzard and 200 Lesser Black-backed Gulls heading north the best from a very poor 21 species in 90 minutes. After breakfast we found a Spotted Flycatcher, an extremely young Goldfinch, 3 Raven and 7 Buzzard before having 2 Buzzard over the Just So café and 5 species of damselfly in the adjacent Bridge Nursery. The Greater Butterfly Orchids at Stockton were looking a lot smarter than our last visit and the most common species here was White-legged Damselfly. Also noted were single Grizzled Skipper, 5 Dingy Skipper, 4 Common Blue, Small Blue, 3 Cinnabar, 2 Burnet Companions and 2 Four-spotted Chasers (photo by Terry).
The Space Shed is showing in the evenings if the weather allows a glimpse while last night was good for moths in my garden adding Small Dusty Wave and Mottled Beauty to my year list. There were 2 Fox cubs in Dave's garden tonight while we were having dinner.

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