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Friday 5 July 2013

Ashdown Forest 5/7/13

On the way up to Ashdown I quickly saw and photographed the Lizard Orchid, and on the way back from Ashdown I did exactly the same with the Lesser Butterfly Orchid.

Ashdown wasn't too bad, Dragonfly numbers were low but a good showing of Keeled Skimmers was nice, and also a thin scattering Heath Spotted Orchids and Early Marsh Orchids. The mega news of a Ascension Frigatebird on Islay certainly got me excited and so I spent most of my time organising what to do with Jake, but as I type there has been no further sightings.

Good to see families of Redstarts, Woodlarks and Tree Pipits also.

 Lizard Orchid
 Heath Spotted Orchid
 Keeled Skimmer

 Early Marsh Orchid
Lesser Butterfly Orchid