Monday, 28 April 2014

Migrants are coming

Cloudy with hazy sun, some light rain, 16º, light NNE.

A walk out to Lollingdon and around the Lees on a rather dull day weather wise.

6 House Martin present over Church rd with 2 prospecting a nest site at Marymead.

A Muntjac Deer seen out past the Bullshole and a Sedge Warbler singing along the brook. A Peregrine overflew further out and a single Lapwing in the fields out at Lollingdon.

A Lesser Whitethroat singing just north of the hill and a Garden Warbler near the Manor house.

There were 4 Wheatear on the hill today along with several Linnet and 6 Swallows spent around 15 minutes feeding low over the hill before moving off north and around 10 more seen whilst out all heading in a northerly direction.

4 Willow Warblers also noted and 7 Chiffchaff and 6 Blackcap in total.

The usual Corn Buntings and Yellowhammers in the area and good numbers of Common Whitethroats around with 15 noted during the walk, the most abundant warbler noted.

Out towards the Lees saw another Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler and the Peregrine seen again.

5 Reed Bunting present in the long dyke and 4 Yellow Wagtail in the fields close by, the reedy ditch had a singing Reed Warbler and 2 Sedge Warbler present.

2 Grey Partridge seen near Manor Farm and another Corn Bunting on the wires.

A few butterflies around today, Orange Tip, Brimstone & Small Tortoiseshell, also a couple of Large Red Damselflies.

 Common Whitethroat
 Yellow Wagtail

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