With just +9C showing on the dawn thermometer on Friday it was
considered, being early August and all, that things couldn't get much worse!
However, yesterday morning proved us wrong dropping yet another degree
which has been reflected at the Moth Traps with further poor returns.
Qualifying as the Best were
in addition there were a couple of rather interesting and eye-catching
ORANGE and BLACK SEXTON BEETLE
and a new Insect altogether for our Recording Area
Checking next Parley Pond there was the usual
commotion and charge of the resident 'ferals' but nothing else,
while at the Irrigation Pond things were even more quiet
with just a single
starting to investigate the Big Wide World.
On Merritown Heath, or more particularly at the
Walking back in that direction we found
excavations, usually 'capped' at this time of year, but maybe the
unseasonabley wet weather has prevented that thus far?
BELGIAN ARMED FORCES SEA KING
to look back on ourselves,
It has been an EXCELLENT breeding year right across our 'Patch' for
and finally, from the
GREAT SPOTTED WOODPECKER
along with what has now become the ubiquitous