Sunday, August 3, 2014

Still seen in August in Upper Thames

Mick Campbell visited our best viewing territory.....the high point of Little Wood, Oxon......on the 28th, 30th July, and  on 1st August. I accompanied him on the 30th. Two males, one worn, were seen, very active and clashing high in the air, on the 28th. On the other two days, two were again seen, but not quite so active.
As in Sussex, it has been an average season here in Berks/Bucks/Oxon. It started a little earlier than usual, but has not burned out early as we imagined it might have. Highlights were a female nectaring on Buddleia in a Chinnor garden for several hours [!], and the sighting of a mating pair in Bernwood at quite a low level. Again, several new localities were found, extending the known range.

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