Friday, August 28, 2015

Local Stuff!

Spent a few hours at Napton-on-the-Hill this morning watching the Spotted Flycatchers at work! Normally their bunched in a single group but today they seemed a little more fragmented, with three separate gatherings!

Eyes on the job in hand! Spotted Flycatcher ready to pounce!
With regard to the Redstarts seen here regularly of late it seems I'm destined to miss out! Despite meeting up with Richard, Dave & Paul a little later in the morning there was no sign today. A Painted Lady butterfly was another highlight of the morning before heading off.

Brimstone in the doggie walking meadow!
Having dropped the wife's car in for service in the afternoon I was marooned at the marina and took the opportunity for a walk around the grounds. Brown Hawker and Migrant Hawker, plus a pristine Brimstone on the dog walking meadow and a couple of local Ravens over.

Spotted Flycatcher - Couldn't resist another image of these amazing birds!