Thursday, 20 June 2013

Out West

Low misty cloud, 20º, light E, muggy and humid.

A walk out west threw up no surprises, Yellowhammers, Reed Buntings and Corn Buntings in song and still quite a few Whitethroats, Blackcap and Chiffchaff singing and a single Garden Warbler. The “reedy stream” and the “long dyke” had both Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler singing.
Two sites with Goldcrest singing and a family of at least five Wrens noted.

Buzzard, Red Kite, Hobby, Kestrel and Peregrine all seen.
Very few butterflies with Speckled Wood being the most abundant and a single Ringlet noted.

Yellow Iris and some Orchids in flower.

Two Lesser Blackback Gulls over Wallingford town centre this afternoon calling.
Two Moorhen in the garden this morning, maybe the young are big enough to leave unattended in the brook now?

A pair of Mallard and a Hedgehog feeding in the garden at 22:30, Mallards still in garden at 01:00!

 Sedge Warbler
Common Spotted Orchid?

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