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Twitch

Wednesday 21st June With the many reports of migrants entering the country over the last few weeks; Red-veined Darters and Lesser Emperors blown over from the continent with the current warm front, I would have been foolish to act on … Continue reading

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Moments Of Brilliance

Monday 19th June Being only able to get out at weekends is all very well, but I needed some solitude to ease back into it properly. A chance to go at my own pace and indulge when necessary, scramble through … Continue reading

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Sunday At The Pond

Sunday 18th June After our tiring experience during Saturday’s heat at Latchmore we needed an afternoon without too much exhaustive foraging, and what better than choosing a single pond. The usual tourist convoy was heading to the fleshpots of Bournemouth … Continue reading

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In The Heat Of The Moment

Saturday 17th June It’s been a bit of a fraught month for me with the lackĀ  of transport, which is a tragedy as June should be the month of great bounty. However looking back on last season, excepting the trip … Continue reading

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Bramshill & Bentley Wood

Firstly apologies for the lack of updates recently. On June 1st on the way home from dropping Sue off at work our faithful old jalopy finally passed off its mortal coil. This unfortunate episode occurred on the day I was … Continue reading

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Stream, Mire and Heath

Wednesday 31st May Every season I visit Latchmore Brook to connect with the Scarce Blue-tailed damselflies; usually in mid-June, however as all species except the Large Red have jumped the gun this year I managed to connect with my subject … Continue reading

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Where It All Began

Friday May 26th I needed a peaceful and local day at a pond; and where better than at Cadnam Common where my interest began all those years ago. A stiff breeze tempered the heat and was potentially perfect for some … Continue reading

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One By One

Wednesday 24th May A friend of mine had Keeled Skimmer and Scarce Blue-tailed a couple of weeks ago in Cornwall, another friend had Keeled Skimmer at Cadnam Common Monday and SBT were seen in numbers on Winfrith Heath in earlier … Continue reading

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The Emperor Returns

Sunday 21st May The usual weekend site of preference in May is preferably somewhere peaceful to avoid the crowds, and with the sunniest aspect to the south-west Town Common looked the best choice. We’d arranged to meet Doug, eager to … Continue reading

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Troublefield Awakens

Thursday 18th May We’ve had some rain at last! Shame it had to coincide with a visit from Dave Clay, a mate down from Derby whom I first met at Chartley Moss some years ago. He was staying near Ringwood … Continue reading

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