Tuesday, 29 April 2014


Cloudy, hazy, thundery, 14º, no wind!

A walk out to Lollingdon hill was cut short toady with the threat of a thunder storm looming over the downs and the fact I had no water proofs with me.

2 Cuckoo on the hill today, 1 by the pit on the north side and one in the fields below the hill also to the north, 2 Wheatear on the hill today, a Willow Warbler by the Manor house and one halfway between the village and Lollingdon. 2 Buzzard, a Red Kite and a Peregrine soaring overhead and a flyover Yellow Wagtail and another flyover Yellow Wagtail near the Bullshole.

A Lesser Whitethroat still out at Lollingdon, a Grey Heron and 2 Lapwing in a flooded area along with 2 Canada Geese.

A Sedge Warbler still singing along the brook out from the Bullshole and 8 Swallow overhead and the usual residents present.

A few butterflies in evidence today but soon disappeared when the rain came, Brimstone, Orange Tip, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell.

 Grey Heron

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