Monday, July 30, 2012


We haven't received much news from Savernake Forest this season.  I visited yesterday afternoon (in between searching for a missing cat - Gilbert, a 16 year old ginger who later turned up safe and well, presumably having been off Emperoring - Fermyn no doubt). 

I worked the male territories along Three Oak Hills Drive.  Although it was a bit too windy for some territories I was disappointed to find only lone occupants in four of the nine territories visited.  However, Andy Foster reported 3 males clashing and chasing in the favoured Dead Beech Glade there on Sun 22nd July, where only one was present yesterday, and I also saw a superb female laying eggs high in a favoured sallow.  

More news from Savernake would be welcome...

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