When I got home after being out today , I mentioned to Carol that I hadn't had a good day , but when I downloaded the photographs taken , I must admit , I had to change my mind . Once again in picture and comment format .My first stop was at Bough Beech , and with the level as high as I have ever seen it , why are we on a hosepipe ban ? Because of the amount of water , very few birds were seen .
The sky wasn't totally clear , and as I left to look for Odonata on the nearby River Eden , it got cool and windy , of course .
From the river , I headed for the Greensand Ridge , in the hope of finding some interest .
On my way home , I made a detour to another reptile site , and failed to find an Adder there either .
Catching up with the ID of the small red / black ladybird type insect from a couple of posts ago , I contacted an entomologist who has helped out in the past . He has kindly identified it as a Leaf Beetle -Gonioctena viminalis , I can now sleep , hopefully .
But there again , whilst at Bough Beech , a small bird appeared in the branches in front of me , I fired
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