Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Redstart & Fieldfare

Sunny, 16º, light E.

A lovely sunny day on the hill but still a little chill in the easterly air flow, whilst trying to count the Wheatear I could hear a Redstart calling from Hawthorns at the western end of the hill so we made our way along but could not see anything, then the calls started coming from the middle of the hill so back we went and patience paid off as a cracking Common Redstart flew from one Hawthorn to another. Most of the time it was hidden from view but occasionally would show.

8 Wheatear on the hill by the way, a Kestrel, a Buzzard, 2 Blackbird and a Meadow Pipit.

A single late Fieldfare in one of the horse paddocks and a couple of Swallow overhead, 8 Yellowhammer, 4 Corn Bunting, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Mistle Thrush and 2 Pied Wagtail nearby.

Orange Tip, Brimstone, Peacock, Small Tort and Speckled Wood all present in good numbers. 

 Bee Fly
 Common Buzzard
 ? Spider (courtesy Loren)
 Speckled Wood (courtesy Loren)
 Dandelion (courtesy Loren)

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