Sunday, 15 May 2016

Day out with Sid

 Green Hairstreak at Rainham- adults out now (peak time) 
 First-summer Hobby (Rainham)
Goldfinch and Meadow Buttercups (Little Woodcote)
 Mute Swans and young (Beddington)
 Sid and I
 Checking for bird news 

Started off at Rainham where we met Sue. Had a walk round the reserve- highlights being Green Hairstreak, first-summer male Garganey, Cuckoo and 2-3 Hobby. Then we had lunch at the centre, had a chat with Howard about rebel stuff (that Sid declared as boring lets go!) before heading over to Penny's where we picked up a box of dead bird specimens (say no more, say no more). Then we headed back to Beddington- the Mute Swans on Southern Lake have hatched. We did a bit of sweeping the vegetation and now I've got an evening ahead trying to identify some of the bugs we caught. 

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