Monday, 12 August 2013

Warblers and Hirundines on the move.

Sunny, 24º, fresh W.

Not much happening on the hill today, highlight of a juv Yellow Wagtail present, 2 Kestrel hunting the hill and a few Buzzard and Red Kite present.
The corvid flock was back in the pig fields along with ever increasing numbers of Lesser Blackback Gulls (200+).

A juv Wood Pigeon taken by a Sparrowhawk in the garden today, a good percentage eaten but most left as she could not carry it, a few Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and a Blackcap seen in the garden over the week end.
A good hirundine passage at the moment with mainly Swallows passing through the village with the biggest concentration flying downriver along the Thames.

Very few butterflies seen today but a Clouded Yellow noted close to the western edge of the parish at the week end (per TW).

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