Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Back on the Hill

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.
 Corn Bunting

 Unidentified Bugs (courtesy Loren)

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