My plans for today came nowhere near fruition! My plan was to wait for the early morning rain to clear and then pop down to Swift Valley and take close up images at the feeders. When I arrived and assembled my equipment, I walked to the feeders. I was greeted with the poles but NO feeders! On to the feeders at Cathiron (All Oaks) - feeders but NO food and NO birds! I placed some seed but nothing took advantage! All I got for my troubles was an obliging Blue Tit in a Horse Chestnut across the canal.
"I've got a lovely bunch of.........!"
I decided to return home over Lawford Heath and I'm glad I did - a female Merlin and five Grey Partridge repaid my efforts!
And finally, while walking Symphony, a Small Copper Butterfly