The weekend weather didn't amount to much, with almost continuous rain accompanied by a stiff breeze throughout Sunday, but all of that was adequately countered by a visit of my dear and long time friends from Emsworth, Hampshire
Paul and Tess Lifton
Long time wanderers in their mobile home, they are recently returned from a wander through a fair section of the South of France with plenty of tails of Roller, an abundance of Nightingale, along with plenty of Golden Oriole, while for my part it was a delight to show them around the Recording Area. Much of the action from their stay is yet to be edited, cannot do two things at once, and hopefully brought to you via our next Post. For now, some images from last weeks wanderings starting with a few more Moths.
and just the odd Micro
along with what is believed to be
There was something of a surprise at the
this morning, in fact 1½ surprises! Suddenly overnight it had become
as water, much needed for the Recycling Process, had been pumped
from the aquafer, while additionally and only a ½ surprise the
which have been 100% attentive here over the past few weeks,
introduced their new arrivals to the world.
We had predicted that Little Ringed Plover might make the
Island in the middle of the pond a nest site, but by no means a
complete surprise the Lapwings piped them to the post.
Thus far just
3 youngsters have been noted.
Also there an example of
a member of the Dandelion family, along with
good numbers of
COMMON BLUE DAMSELFLY
well into the
and talking of
it wasn't me Sir!
Round at the Gravel Pit, first to be encountered was
Among the Fat Hen and at what has become a favoured
for a number of species this
looked a little on the 'dark side' of the usual colour
while another looked a little pale!
have had a 'bumper year' here at PCF
This female was partially obliging.
While unlocking the access gate to the Heath yet another
Greeting came by way of juvenile
On the way back, God's Little Acre came up with a new species of
are back at both the Manor and Gavin's House.
Must qualify that by saying as yet I have not seen a single bird but
we will be keeping an eye open.
everyone is raving about. Got to be honest, even though it was a bit old
it was thought to taste more like Red Wine, won't bother again.
from Philistines R-Us