Sunny, 17º, light N.
A visit back to Lollingdon hill today for the first time in almost 2 weeks, no Wheatears present although the main passage may be over a few stragglers may turn up into June so will keep an eye out.
5 Corn Bunting present with at least 3 singing, 4 Yellowhammer, singing Song Thrush and Blackbirds, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Swallows, 6 Swifts, 2 Red Kite and a Kestrel.
Butterflies also present in small numbers were, Small Tortoiseshell, Orange Tip, Brimstone, Peacock, Small White, a single Large White and Holly Blue. Also a couple of Large Red Damselfly.
Reports today of singing Reed Warblers and several Sedge Warblers at Cholsey Marsh and an Egyptian Goose, also a Cuckoo near the 4 Arches.
A couple of Moorhen visiting the garden with this year’s young and 2 nest boxes both occupied with Blue Tits and a ♀ Great-spotted Woodpecker visiting the garden daily. Several Swifts, Swallows and House Martins feeding over the garden today.
Unidentified Bugs (courtesy Loren)