The weather doesn't help especially this week, very hot and sultry during the day and if I opted to go out in the evening clouds seemed to have bubbled up from nowhere to ruin any chance of some flight photography.
Take this image below, as I cycled to the spot hot and sunny, by the time I got there a big black cloud was in place but weirdly bright sun and clear skies behind me.
There was quite a bit of bird activity from Greenfinches, Common Whitethroat, Kestrel and more common species but best bird was a distant Hobby.
Every know and again you stumble across a footpath that has been left to go wild like the one in the image above. I mean check the telegraph pole? But even I was left wondering if sometimes it's worth letting a footpath go, look at the image closely. This two mile footpath looked from the edge (as that's all I managed to walk) a butterfly and insect haven, not to be spoilt by human presence. There is even a bee in the image (top left) from my camera phone, I even counted 16 Ringlets and a few unidentified species. I could hear Chiff-Chaffs, Common Whitethroats and more Yellowhammers. I opted not to try and walk down it for fear of trampling on a nest...plus I was only wearing shorts and there was plenty of stinging nettles. The road was a two mile diversion, but a farmer returning home said I could nip across his field, fair enough.
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