Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Lollingdon, Churn and 1066

Cloudy, few sunny periods, 20º, fresh S.

Lollingdon hill had 4 Kestrels and a Buzzard hunting there today and Red Kite in the area other than that, there was little else there. Still good numbers of gulls in the area as another field on the other side of the A417 was being ploughed and a small Starling flock at the pig farm.

A family of Whitethroats (2ad, 3 juv) seen in a nearby hedgerow and several Swift flocks went over around 100 in all.

Churn was rather quiet as well, a Hobby flew south and several more flocks of Swifts noted approximately 200+ all moving south with a few House Martins and Swallows.

A few Yellowhammers still in song and a small flock of c20 Goldfinch which included several juveniles, also Greenfinch, Linnet and Chaffinch also present.

1066 was very quiet, a Green Sandpiper being the only bird of note!

A Moorhen in the garden again and a Blue Emperor dragonfly hawking the garden for a short time.

A Pipistrelle in the garden tonight hawking Moths and the Tawny Owl aroung as well.
                                   Kestrel and Buzzard

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