The persistant and sometimes heavy rain of Saturday afternoon
certainly put a dampner on things, where first of all at the
Moth Traps all of interest was this stunning
which was a First for the Year,
a total count of 217
of the very variable
LARGE YELLOW UNDERWING
and for no other reason save it has not appearing through these pages
before, the also very common
There was also a
So, with the traps completed we were bless by another look at a
taking off from
Bournemouth International Airport
(almost everything so far had looked destinctly 'triangular').
Before leaving that area the single juvenile
at the Harbins Garden Pond broke cover
but only under the watchful eye of a parent bird.
Not only did it take a paddle, but also a walk on terra firma.
Talk about persistance, up at the Irrigation Pond the female
is still adding material to the new nest while the juv
also get familiar with its own surrounding area.
Attracted by prolonged and familiar squalking,
it wasn't long before this juvenile
was located but,
like all others of its ilk it didn't give up the accompanyent
was pointed at it.
Behind ECO there followed a series of Videos including
Finally, over the past week the Family Tilley have been staying with us on the Caravan Site, with Father Ian being something of an avid angler and a man who gives me the feeling that he has a rough idea of what he is doing. Unlike so many of his ilk in the past, he was true to his word and sent images of the Fish he had caught. All of this is grist to our mill as we strive to keep records of anything 'WILD' that is about us. While we have published photographs of
before (this one of 6lb being held by Ian)
and this unweighed specimen of 25 inches, we have not been lucky
enough until now to show any of the many
taken from the River Stour. It is of note that all fish caught must be returned
to the same water.