I returned to the airport, went through security but we were stopped at passport control where we were told the plane was yet to take off from Luton, so at least a 2 hour delay. We were all sent back out, meaning we would have to revisit security later and told very little else. Once I had established that the delay would be at least 2 hours, I headed off to a shop for beer and picnic and returned to the area previously visited. Nothing new added, but plenty of zitting cisticolas and sardinian warblers calling. I checked local trees for Scops owl that I have had here previously but no joy. Eventually the plane arrived at 6.15pm and we took off at 6.45, some 6 hours later than planned.
Car was picked up and I was home by 9.15, some 16 hours after I had first started. Very tired, in fact, too tired to contemplate a few hours at the moth trap, even though the weather looked perfect.
|common buzzard, one of 4 high over the airport|
|Presumed common blue, airport lawn|
|frog sp, airport pond|
|Striped graying, new butterfly for me.|