August another month gone

September 29, 2014  •  1 Comment

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The month started in West Wales, watching Chough, a very young Wheatear and seeing a Wood Bug another first, when we returned home, the first thing I noticed as I walked around Lodmoor, was the silence, the Sedge and Reed Warblers had gone, eerie to say the least, then the sudden realisation summer was coming to an end, an instant downer, then as I walked on down the west path, I saw a pair of Dunlin in close and the first of many Common Sandpipers, I have never seen so many Sandpipers here 10 in all, along with a pair of Wood Sandpipers another first.

I left it late but finally got to visit Alners Gorse for the butterflies, Ben came down and we saw a Brown Hairstreak and a very late White Letter, on the same day we went down to Portland, got lucky tons of Hummingbird Hawk Moths, Painted Lady's and Clouded Yellows, what a great spell we had with these this year, plenty of them for a couple of weeks, we also found a Holly Blue and a few Migrant Hawkers.

Oh well another month gone now September has also passed, am I getting Old are the years passing quicker ?

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