We have a closet blogger in our midst - another post from Al, there is no stopping him!
So, the rest of the Coombes team had deserted me, and left me nothing to do. What else could I do on a sunny autumn day, but get out and about on the reserve. I saw loads of really exciting things; flocks of Redwing, Gold Finch and Goldcrest; Buzzards and Kestrels hunting; and lots of... Butterflies?! It’s Mid-October! What on earth are they still doing out? All over the reserve there are Red Admirals, Peacocks, Small Tortoiseshells, Speckled Woods and Small Coppers. I even saw a Silver Y moth! This spell of hot weather has certainly confused the Lepidoptera of Coombes. I think they’re in for a shock with these easterly winds forecasted this week.
P.S. The leaves are really starting to change colour now. Cracking early morning photo opportunities!