Saturday, July 30, 2016

Doings in Savernake

Surveyed two parts of Savernake Forest today, though I was somewhat thwarted by cloud. 

Eventually managed to see 5 males in three of the favoured territories along Three Oak Hills Drive, including a chasing duo just north of The Column. It was hard work and they didn't kick off until nearly 2pm. None looked to be on their last wings and I reckon there must be a good week left in the flight season here.  

Here's a classic Savernake male, 'high on his lofty seat...' -

And here's more of the beginnings of the 2017 Purple Emperor season -

'In my end is my beginning...'

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