Thursday, 29 September 2011

Sunny days!

Sunny, 28º, light SSE, wall-to-wall sunshine!

A walk out to Lollingdon, skirting Aston Tirrold, back thru the Lees and the church.

Quite a few Buzzards in the air (c16) and Red Kites (20+), Sparrowhawk and Kestrel.

Meadow Pipits are widespread at the moment, seen and heard frequently, possibly 100+ birds in total in the area.

Skylarks more noticeable? Over 30 seen today along with several flocks of Linnet (c80, incl flock of 25), Yellowhammer (c20), and a flock of 12 Corn Bunting.

Approx 8 Chiffchaff, with 3 in song today were the only summer migrants seen, also 1 in the garden.

Several Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, 2+ Jay and Stock Doves seen.

Around a dozen Common Darter dragonflies seen today and several Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell and Small White butterflies.
                                             Corn Bunting

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