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Post Info TOPIC: Rumworth Lodge (other wildlife)


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Several Orange-tip butterflies, at Rumworth today.



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A Fox was seen this 2pm walking along the west shoreline, in the sunshine.

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This pm ; 2 Brown Hawker Dragonflies by the water and 2 Red Admiral Butterflies. One of the butterflies was flying across the Lodge.

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Both Brown Hawker and Migrant Hawker dragonfly active in the south east corner, main lodge, near the tall iris.
Good to meet Mike Reed and his pal Charlie who were Dragonfly aficionados.

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This evening : A fox was sleeping and then sitting under the southern willows by the shore. Great scope views.
The first that I've seen at Rumworth, since my June 2016 post.

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Butterflies seen today:
Speckled Wood..1
Gatekeeper...2
Small Tortoiseshell...1
and 5 Small White.

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Around 9.15 this evening:
Four Foxes were observed in a group. Looked like an adult Fox with 3 very large pups.
Amazing !

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Four rabbits tonight; 3 of them huddled together.

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Two rabbits seen tonight, from Lock Lane.

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A Comma Butterfly this afternoon. Looked like the female.
First one seen here.

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A Fox lingered, this afternoon, at the back of Broadgate Farm.
I've not seen one this side before.

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The Fox was showing well, near the spinney today, at around 1pm.

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This am: The Fox was in a similar place to previous, and was observed pouncing a few times on prey.

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Autumn Crocus out in profusion in the flower meadow today.

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This morning: a Fox in the corner of the stubble where the Buzzards had been. Certainly preening and may have been finishing a meal.

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Hedge Bindweed in flower around and across the outflow tunnel. Purple Loosestrife in flower in the Flower meadow.
Red Admirals on Buddleia at Tempest Court.

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A superb Fox in my scope for a long time tonight. White tip to the tail showing well.
My first seen at Rumworth.

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Male Brown Hawker showing well along the footpath hedge this evening.

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This morning ...17 Small Tortoisehell Butterflies.

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