Staying local

Looking out of the window this evening and seeing the threatening sky I decided not to go far on the evening walk. I decided on my usual loop around to Badbury and back, about two and a half miles. On the bird front it was noticeably quieter with just half a dozen Corn Buntings, three Skylarks and a single Whitethroat singing. A small party of Swifts flew around noisily over Badbury and a Red Kite drifted over heading south. It also got dark a lot quicker than yesterday evening. So we are now well into that period of the summer where the birding goes quiet, usually Butterflies and Dragonflies provide interest but so far they have been fairly hard to find.

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2 responses to “Staying local

  1. “usually Butterflies and Dragonflies provide interest but so far they have been fairly hard to find.”
    Tell me about it! The final year of fieldwork for the dragonfly Atlas and I’ve managed hardly any surveys at all so far!!

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