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Sunday, 19 July 2009

Hawkers & Slow worms


Up to 3 Brown Hawkers have been seen in the garden on Saturday 18th, with 3 buzzing around the tops of the trees at dusk, either hunting or preparing to roost in the foliage. Earlier one mature male Brown Hawker posed nicely on vegetation near the wildlife pond (see picture).
Investigating the area behind the house, I had to shelter under some bushes after a heavy rain shower and I was delighted to discover that a female Southern Hawker had also sheltered by some vegetation before promptly flying off after the rain had abated.
Today at the usual site I saw 1, 1 & 3 Slow worms (totalling 5) also at the site were Reed Warbler and Painted Lady, Meadow Brown, Common Blue & Ringlet butterflies.

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