If the predictions of the Weather Forecasters are anywhere near accurate, as they usually are these days, it looks very much like we will have to delve into the archive again sometime soon. 40+ knots of wind with more heavy rain so we were at the Moth Traps even earlier to log what maybe the last catch for a few days, which only amounted to
Additionally, we very nearly brought luck on our side as square in the middle of the track and in full daylight stood a motionless
but only until we flashed up the camera - so still no decent image of this elusive bird.
most are in full bloom.
Not a journey without reward however as it was found that someone has laid a number of
across the area and also bringing to the log
Back on the Heath and with the fine weather still holding it was no surprise to find a couple of male
Additionally, there was a small scattering of
feathering its own nest.
Back to Base where the
are looking resplendent, maybe indicative of yet another decent crop of fruits,
but far less usual c3MALLARD
on the tennis court while the
on the surrounding fencelooks to have a broken lower mandabil.
are always tempted by the scattered bread.
Far less usual in the garden is theJAY
while at the pond parent birds continue to nurture the youngMOORHEN
but stand advised the