A mixed day

Today started with a drive to Marlborough for some shopping. Taking advantage of a bit of spare time I headed for the Column in Savernake to have a look for Purple Emperor butterflies. I didn’t see one but did have Speckled Wood and a Silver-washed Fritillary. There were several Nuthatch around, a Marsh Tit was seen and a Willow Warbler heard. I also found a patch of wild raspberries, very tasty. At lunchtime I had to go to Farnham and on the way back stopped off at Greenham Common, another first visit for the year. The hoped for Dartford Warbler wasn’t seen but several Stonechat, many Linnet and Meadow Pipit and half-a-dozen Lapwing went in the book. Also Meadow Brown and Small Heath Butterflies and a few Dragon/Damselflies. This is a fabulous site. It is amazing to

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see how nature is reclaiming what was a very large, important and controversial American Air-force base. There are still many physical reminders of its former use. Well worth a visit. Final stop was at Chilton Foliat where as well as the regular waterbirds a Kingfisher was seen. Also seen were several Trout.

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