Saturday, 20 April 2013

Lollingdon hill

Sunny, 16º, light SE, a pretty nice day!

Over four hours spent on Lollingdon hill today, few birds but good quality (for Cholsey).
A Redstart still present along with five Wheatear (2 & 3), three flyover Yellow Wagtail and a Tree Pipit were the best of the bunch.

Two Meadow Pipit, a Great-spotted Woodpecker working the Hawthorn bushes (that are just coming in to leaf), a Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and four Yellowhammer and four Corn Bunting nearby and in song were the supporting cast.

Michael Pocock had two Fieldfare and three Whitethroat and five Wheatear (1 & 4), on the hill this morning.

Brimstone, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock butterflies regular.
Bob Wyatt was on the downs not too far away and had twenty five plus Wheatear, a Whinchat, a Stonechat and several Whitethroat.

Tony Williams visited Cholsey marsh this morning and states there are a few more Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat and Blackcap that have turned up, also a flock of six Goldcrest and a few Long-tailed Tit near the 4-arches railway bridge.

The pair of Mallard still in the garden after dark - 21:30!


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