Sunday, 4 October 2015

Fermyn and Fineshades Woods

I spent a glorious hour at Fermyn Woods on Friday watching Common Darters and Southern Hawkers around the Big Pit Pond. The weather was great and there was good activity to observe.

On Sunday, we walked around Fineshades and due to forestry work, our usual route was closed and the detour took us past the wildlife hide. The pond there is quite overgrowth but was buzzing with activity. There were around 10 Southern Hawkers, several Migrants Hawkers and many Common Darters. You can't approach the pond, only observe from the hide which was really frustrating because the Southern Hawkers were hovering perfectly.