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Maps are there only if the day’s walk was more than town & back.
Tuesday 22nd July – Marina and back
Up the canal, along Shireoaks Woodland and back to town via the Marina.
Gatekeepers have taken over from meadow browns as the most often seen butterfly. Here on hare’s foot clover.
Rather tatty moth
Thrush in our bins
Only eight left
Peacock butterfly’s underwing
Teasel with a peacock
Small flower with large pollinator
Nb Forever Young above Deep Lock
Ravin’ loony (IMHO)
Similar walk but not to the marina.
Seeing a bit of a resurgence(?) sparrows are always nice to see.
The banded demoiselle damselflies were courting and fighting on Haggonsfield Lock bywash. These are all male – never noticed a female.
parent an two of the kids
Nb Descent of Man
Up to Lindrick Dale – met Ian at Duke’s Bridge.
Gatekeeper butterfly, The dark stripes across the wings show it to be male.
Little brown bird
Duck and fewer chicks
Every time he sees me he hunts for a stick
Descent of man again this time on the top pound
Loads of tiddlers
Swans above Turnerwood
Nb Dobie Jade
Only up to Deep Lock and down to town
Try to keep these sweeties out of the camra
After the harvest
Nb Tir Na N Og out of Deep Lock
Up to Shireoaks Woodland and then back via Lady Lee.
Coming back down the harvested rape field caught sight of a green woodpecker – unfortunately a fair distance away.
Rooks in the heat
Black and white
Down to five
Small copper – not many about
Swan and tufted ducks on Lady Lee
Nb Harry’s beautiful engine
Nb Harry leaving Morse Lock
Not a lot.
Green veined white