High Plain Drifting

We had a team away day today and what a day to be away! the hottest day of the year and we were out on Salisbury Plain looking at a really big block of habitat, something like 40,000 hectares! We first visited the great bustard project and saw seven of the released birds from the hide along with a pair of stone curlew. There was an accompaniment of singing corn bunting and yellowhammer, once common birds I very rarely see or hear these days, we also saw a single yellow wagtail on our way to the site.

We also looked at large areas of downland flora with dark green fritillaries  flying over and lots of flowers.

There would have been pictures of some of it but the website  does not seem to be allowing pictures to be added to the blog tonight.