Out on the Plain Again

Another trip out to Salisbury Plain. This time to take my BMW driving friend off road on a Quail hunt. Sometimes my Honda Jazz is the go to vehicle. Fortunately the wind had dropped a little and the sun was out so we had high hopes. Pulling up at a favoured spot we weren’t even out of the car when we heard a Quail calling. We spent around an hour here and in total had at least six calling birds. Also a couple of Whinchat and several Corn Buntings amongst the many birds around. Also seen were good numbers of Butterflies, Moths and Pyramidal Orchids. An added bonus were the gliders launching from Upavon Airfield. From here we headed to the Central Area Perimeter Road hoping to find a Great Bustard. Unfortunately we didn’t but no matter as always it is a great place to be.

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