Saturday, 27 July 2013

Brean Downs (23rd July)

For the second part of our holiday with my parents, we headed for Somerset, near Kilmersdon.  Despite driving down on the 20th and going out each day since arriving there was little to report.  A day trip to Brean with mum and Theo was a little more fun.  The coastal grassland had an abundance of Meadow Browns, Marbled Whites, Small Whites, Peacocks and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillaries.  Three moth species were on the wing too, Silver Y, lots of Six-spotted Burnet and 2 prob. Tiger moths flew past (perhaps disturbed from the grass by the nearby cows).

Back at the house, 2 Tawny Owls calling to each other and holding territory encouraged me to go out and investigate.  I was lucky enough to find one that showed well calling regularly in full view!  A male Roe Deer was also in the nearby corn field and 2 Hares were on the lawn round the side of the house where we're staying.

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