A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Sunday 23 August 2015

Mint moth

You don't always have to go far to observe wildlife.
This lovely little mint moth  (Pyrausta aurata )   flew in through the bedroom window last night so I was able to capture it and release it in the garden.

Sunday 16 August 2015


Many of the fields in our area are already harvested but some are still standing and wet weather on Friday means this barley will have to dry out a bit before harvesting.

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Juvenile Buzzard

This recently fledged buzzard is flying near our house and constantly calling and it's sound is very familiar to us recently.
Presumably it is not yet able to feed itself and still calls to parents for food.