Another glorious evening on Dartmoor, and indeed good news in that we found another forest with young Long-eared's. Interestingly the Nightjars were much less in evidence than the previous visit, and all though they were present this reduction in activity is more probably caused by them beginning to move off to the winter areas. I for one have enjoyed their constant presence in the Forests, as this is yet another species that seems to benefit from the actions of the Forestry Commision.
Buzzard young also could be heard throughout the forests, and obviously now flying. The constant higher pitched me-eowing cry of juviniles echoing, with one cry mixing into another young Buzzards cry from another direction.Here above is the area of Perseus. As you see the stars are trailing which is an effect caused by the Earths rotation and the shutter being left open on the camera for too long. This is from Dartmoor looking north east with Perseus rising.
Its quite a challenge, but I will try and get pictures of the meteor shower on Friday night/ Saturday morning. Of course that is if its not cloudy.