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On Sunday the group visited Thursley Common in Surrey. This National Nature Reserve of open heath, woodland and bog is one of the best sites for wildlife in England. The birds seen on the day were very special. Dartford warbler was seen after only a few minutes and by the end of the day we had seen hobby, woodlark, redstarts and other more common species. Excellent views of a lesser – spotted woodpecker were a real bonus.

However, at Thursley, many of the wildlife gems can only be seen by looking down! The photograph shows Malcolm trying to persuade Sue that black darters (a small dragonfly) are just as interesting as the hobbies that like to eat them! Keeled skimmer and small red damselfly were all seen flying low over the bogs and common lizards were found on the boardwalks. A very enjoyable day – thanks to Paul for leading the group.


 Posted by on 22 July 2008 at 7:11 pm

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