More pictures from the weekend. A bright and early start on Saturday (on the moors by 5:30 a.m.) was followed by a long morning of tramping over the heather and grasses in search of more nests. A goodly number of nests were checked - one Reed Bunting nest had failed, probably due to a sheep or cow walking through it and trashing it, but the rest were fine:
A brood of Whinchat, about six days old and the perfect size for ringing. At least four of last year's pulli seem to have come back to their natal area - always good to see...
A quick visit also to the Southern Damselfly site on Dartmoor - this is perfect habitat for the species.
Amongst the many Southern Damsels on view, this male was decidedly persistent in trying to come between a male Large Red Damsel and his female. Optimism, eh?
Round-leaved Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia)