Waiting for the rain to come at least gave a chance to catch up on photos and to do a catch up post .
The bird survey at Down House produced an average 21 species with the only standout being two Swallows over the cricket field , the first hirondine of the year on the site , unusual as the site is surrounded by farmland and a golf course . 9 species of butterfly were also recorded on the way
Yesterday I made a return visit to New Hythe , a last attempt to get a better shot of the Lesser Emperor . I spent two hours in the area where Keith and I had several sightings , but apart from a
Two snippets from the garden , Carol had a Jersey Tiger moth on Tuesday and this morning , shouted upstairs that a Sparrowhawk had landed by the feeders . By the time I got the camera it had moved ,
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