Another warm day with butterflies on the wing and more migrants arriving.
Alan was down on the Marsh again early morning with a definite increase in Blackcap and Common Whitethroat numbers. i.e. 6 male Blackcap in one tree! Also more Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler and 6+ Willow Warbler.
I did the long circuit from the Church to the Lees, skirting Aston Tirrold to Lollingdon and back via Little Lollingdon to the Bullshole.
8 Willow Warbler, 14 Blackcap and 2 Common Whitethroat. A single Yellow Wagtail flew overhead, heading towards Cholsey Hill and a singing Sedge Warbler along the “Reedy Ditch”
Lollingdon Hill was relatively quiet, 2 Pied Wagtail dropped in, a Kestrel present and several Corn Bunting in song and another Common Whitethroat present.
Mammals: Brown Hare, Roe Deer and Muntjac Deer (briefly in the garden).
Butterflies: Brimstone, Orange Tip, Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Speckled Wood.