Sunday, 7 July 2013

Butterflies at last

Finally a walk around Branton Ponds produced some Butterflies, we noted a large number of Ringlets plus Meadow Browns, Common Blue, Large Skipper and Small Skipper. Also of note were many Common Blue Damselflies, a single Blue Tailed Damselfly and a very menacing looking Southern Hawker Dragonfly which seemed to be "cruising for a bruising".The birdlife is looking a bit dowdy at the moment as the wildfowl continue with their moult, but there are lots of young birds on the ponds including a very cute looking baby Little Grebe with it's very attentive parents. Also of note were two Adders on one of the paths near the hide.

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