Monday, 10 March 2014

A good mix.

Cloudy, hazy, 10º, light NE. Quite a contrast from yesterday!

A little chilly and cloudy today and subsequently no butterflies on the wing, however 2 largish Thrush flocks around Lollingdon with a flock of c300 birds feeding in fields to the west of the hill and another of c200 birds in fields to the north. Mainly Fieldfare with small numbers of Redwing and Starlings, also a small number of Redwing in the trees on the north side of the hill.

Around 100 Lesser Blackback Gulls still loafing around the floods but nothing else with them.

Around 5 Red Kite soaring around over the hill and a single Kestrel in the vicinity, a couple of high flying Greylag Geese circled the hill twice as though looking for somewhere to set down and then flew off east,  and a singing Corn Bunting on the power lines over the fields.

A singing Chiffchaff in the trees on the north side and a Treecreeper close by, 3 Grey Partridge in one of the sheep fields and a Grey Heron also in the area.

 Robin in full song
 part of a Thrush flock
A Peacock butterfly photo taken in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire over the week end. The warm weather reached northern England also. Courtesy Tony Chaplin.

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