Another cool morning greeted me at Sevenoaks Reserve today , but the sun soon started to lift the temperature , and encouraged large numbers of midges to take to the air , and the warmer it got , the more midges appeared . Still plenty of bird song about , but bird numbers seemed well down on recent visits . With the low sun , I kept it to my back and headed for the Public Hide . Two Little ringed Plovers were reported over the weekend along with a juvenile Glaucous Gull , but none of these were found . At least three pairs of Great Crested Grebes were still displaying to each other , and two of the pairs were occasionally going back and adding a bit more material to the nest , before heading back out into deeper water . Also displaying , on the island right outside the hide , was a
again , the group would lift off and fly crazily around for a bit , then land and start the arguing all
After a quick lunch in the car , I headed off to the Downs , in now warmer conditions , but with a cool breeze , which seemed to keep butterflies tucked up , as I only recorded 2 Brimstone , 1 Small
Well , this post has taken about four hours to put together . I started Monday evening and finally finished it first thing this morning , Tuesday . All the trouble has been with uploading pictures to Blogger , as usual . My patience is wearing very thin , and I really can see the whole thing going out the window in the near future .
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