Small Copper butterfly etc

9/10/15 – I had just climbed over the stile on the 1066 Path, Sprays Bridge towards the A21 when I saw what I believe is a Small Copper butterfly. While waiting for the butterfly to open its wings I noticed lots of activity in the hedgerow. It was Willow Warblers darting out to catch flies.
In the field beyond the footbridge a Buzzard was circling overhead. Through the binoculars I could see small birds flying much higher than the Buzzard. These were House Martins. It was difficult to estimate the number but there were at least a dozen birds.
I also found a solitary Parasol Mushroom.
Apologies to Libby for the late posting due to being away for 2 weeks in the wilds of South Africa with no internet access! We think those warblers are much more likely to be Chiffchaffs in October, as virtually all Willow Warblers leave the country by the end of September.
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