Wednesday, 22 August 2012
went up the downs late morning after wryneck and hb. walked past the first wryneck spot not intending to do that one until the way back but nevermind put one up from near the fenceline! two more flight views and that was it, elusive bastards, never had a great view of a wryneck. carried on to luccombe down. looked up and an hb had just passed ovehead. it was moving quickly with the wind but after faffing about with the camera i managed a shoddy video before it disappeared. bad light but looked like a female. job done, no need to visit any more this autumn. v little in the way of common stuff but a hobby and xbill both clipped the down at eye level. lots of the paths are v overgrown this year, some impassable.