Naturelog: Thursday 29th August

Posted: August 30, 2013 in Birds, Butterflies and Moths, Dragonflies, Natural History
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Have been very busy over the last few weeks so little opportunity to get out and about. The garden has been quite as the birds recover from the breeding season and hide away as they moult. They are particularly vulnerable to predators at this time and so there seems like a lot less activity than previously.

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However perhaps the tide is changing as we had a flock of 6 Blue Tits passing through the garden today and have had regular sightings of Sparrowhawk around the patch – not sure if this is the same or different birds as I have only seen individuals at one time. Have also had both Great and Blue Tits on the feeders this week.

The garden continues to play host to both Small and Large White butterflies and I had one sighting of a Small Tortoiseshell.

However the best sighting was a female Migrant Hawker dragonfly which spent about 10 minutes in the Garden before moving on.

Migrant Hawker Dragon Fly
Photo by Michael Brace (http://www.flickr.com/photos/emaybe/)

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