Friday, 18 May 2018

Mays and Greys.

Covered about six miles yesterday walking the backlands of Bampton eventually carrying on past Rushy Lock where a pair of Grey Wagtails are nesting in the weir and watched as they brought insects for their young brood. On the way back crossing the waterway that becomes the great brook noticed clouds of Mayfly as they danced over the water. Plenty of Banded Demoiselles around but only snapped females as the males were a bit more elusive, on the exposed earth where the sun was beating down Large Red Damselfly were sunning themselves and that gem of the butterfly world Small Copper took flight as I was about to press the shutter.
The Oxon Feather.

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