Well, I took advantage of a lull in the weather and went down to Highnam Woods for a walk round and then on to Coombe Meadows Nature Reserve this afternoon.I can hardly believe how much has grown since we went away on 4 June. The meadows at Coombe Hill are wetter than when we went away afte rt they had just recovered from the late May flooding, so I'm not surprised to see the news that June has been recorded as the wettest for a long time.I did get rained on a few times but all in all it was good to get back out.
Still,I managed a Song thrush at Highnam, but though I could hear lots, there was very littlevelse showing.
apart from this (presumably juvenile) Robin
Got a couple of Butterflies as well.
Ringlet, I believe
and a Female Meadow Brown (hopefully).
At Coombe Meadows reserve, I didn't catch sight of the female Red Necked Phalarope that is still there - 2 months now - but saw these:
3 of the group of 9 Whimbrel
And thes two, though I don't know what they are.
Looking at the forecasts , not sure when I will get out next......
Bob, happily retired(-:)
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Well done Bob on getting back out there, you have to take any chance you get this weather..love the last one
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Yes, it's getting a bit depressing now is the non stop rain, but glad you were able to get out for a bit this afternoon. You've got a good variety of wildlife there. I like the Ringlet butterfly - don't recall seeing one of those before.
I have to be perfectly honest and say I had not seen them before, but suspect that I never really took notice. There were lots about today - both those and the Meadow Browns.
You pictures shows why we all love to walk Bob.