Nightjars and Parasites


Arne at dusk
Arne at dusk.

A superb area for watching and listening to the amazing Nightjar. Unfortunately despite there being at least 3 birds flying around hawking for moths, churring and wing clapping it was just too dark to attempt a photograph. A real highlight of summer on the Dorset Heaths.

A video of Nightjars in action (turn the volume up) – unfortunately nothing to do with me but until we get the video camera repaired/replaced this will have to do. A good excuse to go back – hopefully next time Smile

Dodder growing on heather at Coombe Heath
Dodder on young heather at Coombe Heath, Arne
Note the bright red stems – chlorophyll not required when the Dodder is sucking the life out of the heather.

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