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.