It has been a great couple of weeks away in Corsica, relaxing and seeing some fantastic wildlife on the sun-baked island. However, we flew back from Bastia airport on Sunday; after a frantic drive down the A55 we managed to reach Porth Meuddwy for 1700, and shortly after were taken across a bouncy Bardsey sound by Colin to our wind-battered home.
It is great to be back on the island, despite a myriad of jobs associated with our return. The wildlife is blooming, with the wetlands in a particularly pretty phase- Red Clover, Ox-eye Daisies, hundreds of Common Spotted Orchids and Hard Heads are all flowering. I was very pleased to be handed a pot which contained the island’s first SCARLET TIGER- it had been found earlier on Sunday in the obs garden. A fantastic specimen, it was a new one for me, and a scarce visitor to the island.
I will resume regular (ish) updates here as we progress through the summer, although for now here are a few images from the last couple of days. I will work on some trip report- style blogs on the Corsica trip too, which I will hopefully get done in the next week or two.