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Old 22-08-2012, 09:03 AM
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What are your highlights of the summer (so far)??

Have you seen a particular species for the first time??
Got a long sought after photo?
Found a nice interesting site??



Mine has to be watching 3 peregrines flying about 20foot above my head while I sat on the Purbeck cliffs in Dorset with my 6 year old.
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Old 22-08-2012, 11:28 AM
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mine could well be the Peregrines as well. Thanks to a webcam i watched the falcon lay the eggs and hatch. saw the youngsters grow and then stood below the nest site and saw the first juvenile take to the air for the first time! i was with the girl who monitors them and we were jumping up and down and cheering.

there were three, but one was lost after it fledged (possibly crash landed somewhere) and i've been back to visit them a few times now and had great views of the youngsters playing in the sky above.

also... taking a photo of a butterfly and it turning out to be a site record for the London Wetland Centre (a green hairstreak).
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Old 22-08-2012, 07:57 PM
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There's a field in the middle of my local woods which is always filled with marsh and common spotted orchids but for the first time this year I found over 50 Bee Orchids! I've played and walked in that field since I was born and have never seen Bee Orchids there before. Plus I live up North and I've read it's quite rare for Bee Orchids to grow here and I'm an Orchid fanatic. So that's my highlight so far.
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Watching a pair of otters from 5 yards away.

5am on a june morning.
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Basically the whole of my France fieldtrip was my highlight; saw new, exciting animals every day.


But for a UK highlight - multiple red squirrels suddenly becomming bold and visiting our feeders:


Red Squirrels by UmbraExhibit, on Flickr
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Nice Dama Vgorst...
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Nice Dama Vgorst...
Thanks,

But he's not quite as nice as this one


(The picture quality is pretty rubbish but he's extremely pale with a bright pink nose, an absolute stunner!)

Forgot to say that squirrel picture is ace
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I couldn't get to sleep so i decided to go for an early cycle in my local country park, as soon as i got there i went a cycle along the river and saw a king fisher fishing for minnows

Also saw deer, and a female duck with baby's and the baby's were taking turns of riding on the mother's back
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i went on my mates bot to see the seals on the aptly named seal island (little carharracks) and finally got a gannet shot, kinda...

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