Very pleasant and relaxing it was too. In particular I was pleased to be able to point my glass at Yellowhammers, Jays, Skylarks, Stock Doves, a couple of Great Spotted Woodpeckers and plenty of Redwings and Fieldfares.
Nothing too exciting, and only 26 species in total but this is pretty sterile arable farmland around here with flailed hedgerows and no stubble.
The building works around the back of my housing estate seem to have finished, for now at least, and the service road that was built parallel with the main lane I walk is gone. You'd never know it had been there.
As an anthithesis to the greyness, here's a few more beetles that I've not posted previously from the PSL meet in June 2015.
Stenurella melanura, Beaulieu Heath, New Forest 14/06/2015
Cassida vittata - Ferrybridge, Portland 12/06/2015
Omophlus pubescens - Ferrybridge, Portland 13/06/2015
This one is a real rarity, and was a key target for the trip. We found several all on the same morning around a relatively small area of Thrift clumps ... appeared to be a brief and co-ordinated emergence.
Elaphrus cupreus - Beaulieu Heath, New Forest 14/06/2015
Dicheirotrichus gustavii - Ferrybridge, Portland 13/06/2015
Mononychus punctumalbum - Portland Bill Obs 11/06/2015