Thursday, 9 June 2016

Sunny day

Out in the sun today. Good views of local Pied and Spotted Flycatcher, but the heavy canopy making it no good for photos.

Up to the Durham hills where I managed brief views of Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary. Frustratingly, the thistles weren't in flower and the Frits just flitted up, chasing Small Whites before disappearing again into the vegetation. There were still loads of Orange Tips around and a couple of Dingy Skipper and Small Copper. A Curlew was showing well from the same post as last year.

Back in Gateshead at Burdon Moor there were three Broad-bodied Chaser, including a rapidly maturing male.

Broad-bodied Chaser
Last night I had another look up to Slaley, where I managed brief views of 3 Nightjar, but only one roding Woodcock. At least 3 Cuckoo were constantly calling.


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