We’ve had a slightly more successful last four days.
On Tuesday (day 21) my mum came to stay for a few days and we took her to see the Peregrines. Day 22 saw the kids at Forest School and my mum and I went for a walk around Warren Farm and Nonsuch Park. It was very hot and muggy.. good weather for biting insects 😉 We also saw lots of lovely wild flowers, birds and bugs.
Later on in the day I spotted a Summer Chafer and a Lesser Stag Beetle and Gordon also seperately found a Summer Chafer in our garden. We also watched a most impressive thunderstorm just before we went to bed.
Day 23, Thursday.. a day we always struggle with due to activities. This week however we started out well and while we were eating breakfast we spotted three juvenile blackbirds in our garden with both parent birds. The blackbirds don’t always chose to visit us so it was lovely to see.
We also all managed to get some outdoors time at our HE Group. The kids spent a lot of time playing in a huge puddle left by the massive amount of rain we’d had the night before!
Day 24 (today). We met up with some HE friends and enjoyed a picnic at Nonsuch Park. It was a lovely day.. hot and sunny. Thomas had a mud fight with some of his friends, while Jasmine and Ben played and bug hunted. We saw a couple of crickets, a caterpillar and various small bugs. This evening we spent 45 minutes watching the juvenile peregrines practice their flying and hunting skills. It was amazing!