I decided to go home and change my camera lens, then walk around the Greenhouse Grounds and Migrant Alley, both places were buzzing - but not the sort of buzzing I wanted, it was the sound of the dreaded brush cutters, the Greenhouse grounds people aren't too bad, they just cut the paths and around the greenhouse bases, but the College lot cut anything and everything! So it was one of those afternoons where I gave up early and went home, I did at least get a couple of grainy photo's of one of the KESTRELS as it sat and waited for prey items to be flushed from the strimming activities at the Greenhouse Grounds
This morning would have been much more enjoyable for a patch visit, I walked to work in some warm, still conditions, and found the first fledgling SWALLOWS of the year, four of them lined up on a fence rail at Migrant Alley, just begging for a photograph, but I don't take my camera into work. A HOBBY flew through the College Grounds, where one of the SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS was also seen, a SPAROWHAWK was circling over, plus COAL TITS and GOLDCREST were seen in the fir trees that line the main access road.
|White-legged Damselfly female|
|White-legged Damselfly, female|
|Black-tailed Skimmer, this must be an immature male as it's starting to get some blue on its abdomen, alas it's never as easy as that, as some females also get a certain amount of ''bluing'' as they age ( Thanks Greenie!)|