Yet another weather affected afternoons walk! I had just 20mins or so of ''brighter moments'' whilst out, fortunately they co-incided with me being at the Buddleia bush over at the lake area, but photography was still hindered by the now seemingly ever present gusty wind we've had all this summer!
I managed an hour dodging the worst of the thunderstorms that could be heard to the west of me, but by 15:30 a real biggy came over with my name on it, I hurried back home, but fell short of cover by 100yards - and still got drenched, it rained and hailed that hard!
All I saw of note today was a SPARROWHAWK carrying off a prey item towards the wet woods, probably to feed the Juv I saw in there the other day. Lots of gulls were about, enjoying the rough weather, their white plumage was easy to pick out against the dark purple storm clouds, no new Gull species for the monthly list though.
So thats it, another messed up day, what a poor summer! At least the morning is looking ok (so far). I really need to get out early and find something new for the months list, or the year list, this being the last weekend of the month, although I have got all next week off, apart from Monday so I can give the old patch a real good going over.
Below is a photo of a Red Admiral, a species I failed to get a pic. of yesterday.
Next is a Gatekeeper.