Sedge Warbler was singing atop a Buddleia bush not many days away from flowering, and a Reed Bunting vocalised in the background.
At Ferry Bridge the Little Terns continue their feeding duties, under the watchful eye of the RSPB, as what may well have been the long staying Whimbrel plus another Common Sandpiper fed in an exposed sandbank.
Continuing the bus journey to Barleycrates, Portland it soon became obvious that birds were once again in short supply, with Linnet, Meadow Pipit, Dunnock and Swallow about the only representatives of the Passerines. My attention turned to Butterflies, Moths and flowers with this little gem
Detail of Yellow-Wort which I don't remember seeing before (overlooked) but so beautiful.
A break from the blooms as this Roe Deer put in an appearance, but only partially!
and detail with feeding 6 Spot Burnet.
Thought to be Sea Pea.
While this female Kestrel was playing havoc with the young Rock Pipits on the East Cliff.
Ex son in law Andy, me, Julie & Nigel
Dear Captain Baker
Thank you for your response to our email, which Sarah has forwarded to me.
As you remain unconvinced of our assurance that all our work has been done fully within the law and with the approval of Natural England, and based on the seriousness of the allegation in your blog (28th June), we would suggest that in the spirit of openness and transparency, we meet with you at Natural England’s offices in Dorchester. Here you can raise your concerns with the relevant NE officer and police Wildlife Crime Officer, and we can set out the agreements and licences in place for the work.
We have been in contact with Natural England and John Snelling, Police WCO, who have agreed this is a suitable course of action. If you are agreeable, I will arrange a meeting when John Stobart (Natural England) returns from leave, so that we can both reassure you and move on positively from this.