Much of the nature I’ve enjoyed in Devon this year has been close to home. It’s been a short walk or cycle ride away. Having an electric bike has flattened the topography as far as effort uphill is concerned. One local park brought me great joy as I walked to check the Dippers on the River Lemon.
Blue Tits and blossom are such an awesome combination.
I did manage to get further afield to see the Cuckoos at Emsworthy Mire again:
Emsworthy Mire is a wonderful place during Bluebell season, especially when there are Common Redstarts, even if Bluebells are actually purple and Redstarts are orange:
It’s a pleasure to see Buzzards on Dartmoor, too:
A summer visit to Yarner Wood meant a few hours standing behind a tree in total camouflage enjoying the company of Pied Flycatchers:
Ducklings are always a joy. Here’s a Mallard duckling. Just don’t look at its reflection or it might creep you out.
I told you not to look.