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So many beautiful butterflies enjoying this summer weather in the meadows; peacocks, red admirals, meadow browns,tortoiseshells,small skippers, small coppers, commas and whites! This year without rain or wind to bash about their delicate bodies , they are flourishing. Fledglings too are doing well, although I've seen many sparrow hawks about the last few days hoping to swoop unawares on them, a female even dived over a hedge and landed empty-clawed right beside me, much to hers and my surprise.
I have a very friendly young blackbird in my garden who follows me about when watering the plants ,waiting for the worms to surface.
The hot weather continues, although more cloud has moved in today so perhaps this hot spell is coming to an end?