Early June on Hambledon Hill

Early June on Hambledon Hill is always a lovely place, mind you it is whatever season it is! The flowers are coming out, the parasitic  Yellow Rattle, the Quaking grass and the tiny Milkwort to name a few and this is when the Common Spotted Orchid flowers. I have seen banks of them, I don’t know if they are flowering well this year or it’s because I’ve just noticed them, they have been a lovely sight when we have been on our early morning walks.

Bank of Common Spotted Orchids
Bank of Common Spotted Orchids
Common Spotted Orchid
Common Spotted Orchid
Common Spotted Orchid
Common Spotted Orchid

I’ve been watching some black birds at the base of the hill a family with two fledglings, I managed to et close to them one morning and managed to identify them as Ravens. I knew they were on the hill but this is the first timeI’ve seen them and to see a family was rally exciting.

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