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Sussex Scrapbook ~ Nature walks throughout the year
Green Man
Friday 21st July 2006
Pulborough Brooks

Because I had been doing long hours this week under a lot of stress, I figured I was due for a day off. So I set off for my traditional recuperation location of Pulborough Brooks. The brooks seem to have completely dried up though and most of the wading birds have left. 
Most birds are quiet, absent, or hiding at this time of year, so birding is not really worthwhile. I did see some spotted flycatchers, a yellowhammer and both green and greater spotted woodpeckers. It was a great day for butterflies though. I saw peacocks, red admirals, speckled woods and several others I couldn't identify.

Speckled Wood Butterfly (Pararge aegeria). Common only in the south of England