Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Summer settling in.

Sunny spells, 20º, light winds.

Two pairs of Little Owl in Cholsey at the moment with one pair to the east of the village and another to the west and at least one suspected of breeding.
A Hobby hunting at Lollingdon hill today and several Red Kite and Buzzard in the vicinity, also four Grey Partridge around the hill. Yellowhammers, Corn Buntings, Skylarks, Yellow Wagtail and Whitethroats all appear to be doing OK around the hill and all noted carrying food.

A Lesser Whitethroat in song along the Wallingford straight and several Quail heard nearby on the downs.
Both & Great-spotted Woodpecker visiting the garden recently and both Moorhen in the garden regularly and an almost full grown young seen in the meadow and up to three different Hedgehogs feeding in the garden.

A few Banded Demoiselles near the Thames, a Broad-bodied Chaser and a Common Darter briefly, Large Skipper butterflies on the wing over a flower meadow and Small Tortoiseshell around but few other species and no Ladybirds noted this year yet!
Large Skipper

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