An afternoon wander across the golf course to sit on the bench behind the 2nd green. Great vantage point with far ranging views to Epping Forest and Church Langley water tower and beyond. The photo above was taken looking south east. As expected little bird life but a small improvement in insects, esp. butterflies. I registered: meadow brown (100's) gatekeeper, small white, large white and small skippers along with plenty of cinnabar moth caterpillars on their food plant, ragwort, as shown here.
A few sand martins were beginning their migration south, feeding over the golf course with swifts and swallows. Linnets sang from scrub near the 3rd tee as depicted here and several common buzzards rode the thermals above. A mallard and a moorhen party were observed in the pond opposite the footpath through Alder Wood whilst a jay screamed from an adjacent oak tree. A typical July count of 22 species were recorded for the whole walk.
Also shown here are the wonderful camouflage that a green woodpecker has and the hind wings of a gatekeeper butterfly.