Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Fontmell Down & Ham Wall

Date: 01/09/2015
Location: Fontmell Down - Ham Wall
Weather: Blue skies for some part but clouds and light wind
Other Species: Butterflies: Chalkhill Blue, Small Blue, Adonis Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Brimstone, Silver Spotted Skipper, Meadow Brown, Whites, Small Copper.
Birds: Peregrine Falcon, Linnet, Yellowhammer. 
Hamwall: Great White Egret, Marsh Harrier, Gadwall, Little Grebe.

Observation: Headed to Fontmell Down for that Silver Spotted Skipper, wasn't happy with one in a jar! Nor the Adonis at Rodborough Common last week so....
On arriving was happy to see lots of Adonis Blues also a flyover Peregrine Falcon !


Liked this one :)


Quiet a few mating this unlucky couple getting eaten by spider :(


Adonis to see you !



At least 10 or so Small Blues flirting over hill too.



And then the Silver Spotted arrived, Nice ! 
At end of trip had seen at least 15 with a group of 5 !


The sunshine making all the flutterby's frisky !


Sitting Pretty


A much nicer day than last week ! I shall return next year  ! :)



Now a bit of birding and Ham Wall it was
 with this nice Small Red-Eyed Damselflies


Went to Tor Hide not much going on there so headed for viewing platform 2 Great White Egret at distance and a Grey Heron. Reeds gonna be cut soon, Good !


A feisty Wren in defiance a stance !


Little Grebe was the end of a great day .




Cheers For Now !