Sunday 26 June 2016

Skylarking Around

By heaven I've had a busy outside day again, sore back and all. 30km on the bike were followed - after a short snooze - by a 7km run.

I noticed today, as I cycled along the Sustrans 64, that among the ox-eye daises lining the path, that ringlets and meadow browns were up today, and indeed as I cycled along through Sheldon, Sibthorpe and Thorpe villages I think I saw second flight small tortoiseshells about.

Summer is moving on far too fast for my liking.

My run took me through the Beacon Hill reserve looking to get photos of these butterflies and moths, but none around. Plenty of bees on the scabious though.

My picture today is actually from my Owl Land run a few days ago. A lovely skylark, pity its crest wasn't up though.


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  1. Lovely skylark. I have heard a few this summer but haven`t seen one this close for a long time.

  2. It was about 25 metres off, hence the rather poor photograph