Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Songs on the Hill

Cloudy, 17º, light to moderate SE.

A few hours on the hill today and the following noted:

A Great-spotted Woodpecker working the Hawthorns on the south face and a Cuckoo heard a couple of times but not located, a Kestrel hunting and at least 6 Red Kite and a Buzzard.

A Lesser Whitethroat heard singing and at least 6 Common Whitethroat noted, also 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow Wagtail and Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer at around 6 of each.

Small flocks of Swift regular overhead with several Swallow and 2 House Martin.

A steady flow of mainly Rooks and some Jackdaws backwards and forwards over the hill and feeding on the pig fields around 200+.

A Mistle Thrush carrying food seen on wires over one of the fields to the north of the hill and a pair of Lapwing still present in the area.

The Great Tits in the garden have fledged at least 3 young today, seen being fed by the parent birds.

Butterflies today were Speckled Wood, Green-veined White, Small White and a Large White.
Corn Bunting



Great-spotted Woodpecker

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