Another clear morning on July 14th so I went on the other side of the valley from Okeford Hill to Fontmell Down hoping to see some roosting Butterflies. Tilly and I walked along the edge of the hill on the Dorset Wildlife Trust’s reserve, I stayed at the top as I didn’t fancy the steep climb back! There were a few Linnets about and Meadow Pipits but relatively quiet, but that is the nature of this time of the year after the breeding season.

Fontmell Down towards Hambledon Hill
Fontmell Down towards Hambledon Hill
Linnet
Linnet
Meadow Pipit
Meadow Pipit

There were a few Meadow Brown butterflies flying but it was quiet, I was a little disapponted and then I saw a Marbled White still roosting and took a couple of images looking towards the early morning light.

Always a lovely walk as the views are amazing but very little about on that day, perhaps next time.

Marbled white
Marbled white
Marbled white
Marbled white

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