I went to Standen for the first time earlier this month. It's a lovely place to wander round, with beautiful views across the surrounding countryside, and it was good to see Robins out and about.
I had short outings to Oare and Elmley too. The highlight at Oare was the Great White Egret which I caught flying away - a brief sighting.
At Elmley I saw a rather bedraggled Small Copper and watched a group of Meadow Pipits having fun around a small scrape.
At Capstone Park, a 'tame' Heron posed for me.
At Cliffe Pools, I saw what I think is the dully named, but rather beautiful Wall Brown.
I love visiting all these places - there is always something to see. But there is plenty to watch in the garden at home too - and occasionally something spectacular like this surprise visitor.
One final image I like from this month :
Not a bad month really given how little time I had!