Friday, 5 July 2013

Summers arrived? Maybe!

Sunny, 22º, light wind.

A fair old walk today in brilliant sunshine to Wallingford then back along the river, bird wise fairly quiet. A couple of Nuthatch on the other bank of the river heard calling and two Jay near Bow Bridge, a couple of Kingfisher seen and Cholsey Marsh was rather quiet also. Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler and Chiffchaff all seen and heard, a couple of Cormorant flying down river and three Black-headed Gull feeding along the river.
Plenty of butterflies around today, Marbled White, Large White, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Large Skipper and a couple of Common Blue, only dragons seen were Banded Demoiselle.

A nest of Tree Bumblebees in the garden in an old bird nest box and have been collecting pollen from the Foxgloves in the garden.


  1. The 'buff-tailed' bees are Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum), a recent colonist, You can report it on the BWARS website.