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30 minutes in the sun

It was a lovely warm early summer evening with no wind so I sat outside for half an hour or so to see what wildlife was around.
It was somewhat disappointing.

There was a nest of sparrows chirruping away, a couple of blackbirds, a rather grumpy magpie. Numerous midges and fruit flies, a couple of hoverflies, the occasional small black (Amara spa?) beetles.

No butterflies. No bees. No ladybirds. No mammals, except for a traverse by a neighbourhood cat.

This surprised me a bit as previous watches had yielded more result than this. At least the bats (mainly pips) were about last night hoovering up all the midges.