Thursday, 26 July 2007
Not classic dragonfly weather but after a summer like this, you can't be to picky. I paid my respects to several of the classic New Forest sites and as usual they didn't disappoint. It was nice to see two male Scarce Blue-tailed Damsels and the views of Golden-ringed Dragons were simply out of this world.
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
The 8th July will be long remembered as the summer of 2007. After a summer of almost continuous rain and wind, the forecast of a 'possibly' sunny day sent us scurrying down to the always brilliant Thursley Common. Even after last years devastating arson attack, the heath didn't disappoint.
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
For the last two summers, myself and a colleague have been invited to Italy to help assist with an Osprey translocation project. Osprey chicks have been brought over from the nearby island of Corsica and released within Maremma RP. The Corsican birds nest on sea cliffs so it will be interesting to see if they are able to adapt to the low lying marshes and coastal Pine forests around Maremma RP. Two of last years released Ospreys have already spent their first winter and summer nearby.