Tried for the Red Footed Falcon in Wareham at lunchtime today.  Some views - but she was very high up.  Still, worth the trip.  Just annoying I didn't realise she was there yesterday - I could have stopped off on the way back from Arne.


Some macro shots of a Damselfly emerging from our pond this morning.


Taking some holiday to make a nice long weekend of the Bank Holiday. This morning, popped down to Arne and managed to get some rather nice shots of a roosting Tawny Owl.  And a couple of Wrens.

I went searching for Oil Beetles in the woods last weekend, but with no luck.  This afternoon, I found one.  Huge thing.  A Black Oil Beetle I reckon based upon the identification guide here.


Also, a Peacock buttlerfly.


A mid morning trip to Mark Ash Wood in the New Forest this morning.  Hoping for Wood Warbler.  Found Tawny Owl (with the help of all the shouting Blackbirds), a few Firecrests and some Redstarts.  No Wood Warbler....