Monday, 7 July 2014

The rest of June 2014

Well things certainly settled down following the excitement of the first two weekends in June and it became a more normal summer month, resulting in very little bird activity and ideas for trips lacking.

I did manage to see one of these in June and it makes you wonder how many more years will they continue to visit us.

I also bumped into this female Broad-bodied Chaser and it posed very nicely for me. I initially thought it was some giant hornet flying down the hedgerow

On one quiet Saturday, we decided to head to the Chase to look for Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. It wasn't ideal conditions, but we did manage to find just one, plus several Ringlets.

Finally, a trip to the Void saw a Small Heath and Six-spotted Burnett.

And so following a manic few days at the beginning of the month, June simply petered out. Possibly the best bird news was the sudden acceptance of this beauty from last year. Most unexpected.