Lockdown Diary: Tuesday 14.7.20

Deeping Lakes LWT produced a Redshank this evening. Perhaps the least interesting of all the waders, you may think, but this bird was at least juvenile, a sign of breeding success somewhere, and perhaps a hint that autumn is on its way (ie the time wh...

Deeping Lakes LWT produced a Redshank this evening. Perhaps the least interesting of all the waders, you may think, but this bird was at least juvenile, a sign of breeding success somewhere, and perhaps a hint that autumn is on its way (ie the time when wader passage is dominated by juvenile birds).
Also at DLLWT was a juvenile Red Kite, flying about, with an almost square tail , neat wings and a hint of ginger on the head (like the youngsters at Ferry Meadows).
After dark, Ed and I took Jo up to see the Glow-worms and perhaps the comet. We succeeded in seeing both. I can’t get enough of either.

Glow-worm, north Cambridgeshire, 14.7.20


Comet NEOWISE, 14.7.20