I had no energy today, yesterday at work sorting out events for the Against Breast Cancer day left me exhausted. However I did manage to get down to the River Devon on a bright but very windy morning.
While the ivy flowers, there are still insects around to feed off it, honeybees and red admirals, still flying strong deep into late October. And down by the river, there are still a few common darters about; I found this rather weakly coloured male (I think) soaking up the sun on a leaf.
The migrant hawkers have gone now, and I don't think it's been a good year for them.
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