I've been out and about a few times over the last week or so looking for birds, but surprisingly little of interest.  Spent most of a day at Arne earlier this week trying to find a Wryneck, but no luck.  

Anyway, here are a few snaps from the last week or so.  First up, a nice Sparrowhawk in the garden this morning.  Photo through the double glazing, so I'm pleased it's come out quite sharp.

A trip to the New Forest to try and find an early Ring Ouzel was unsuccessful - just a few Wheatears about.

I popped to Winterbourne Downs.  Very distant Stone Curlew as usual, plus a Sparrowhawk.

And I've been to Hengistbury Head a few times, hoping for Wrynecks, but just loads of Stonechats.  Interesting to see the cruise ships moored up in Weymouth Bay though.

Stayed up late to see Comet Neowise last night.  Very clearly visible from about 02:00 onwards.

Whilst waiting up, found a few more Glow-worms near the house...

...and took a few more photos of our regular Badger visitors.

Tonight was the first time I've ever gone out looking for Glow-worms.  Found 12, all within about 500m of the house.  I think it might be a good year for them.  All very bright and easy to spot, but very few up high enough to attempt a photograph.  This one was dangling off a piece of grass, and the only decent shot I managed.

A few shots of the Badgers in our garden tonight.  There are three Badgers that turn up.  One on its own, and these two together.  I suspect these two are youngsters.

A few snaps of one of Badgers in our garden from last night.  They seem completely unbothered by lights, or the sound of the camera clicking away.  Three Badgers seem to be coming and going through most of the night.