Wednesday, 30 July 2014


Sunny, 26º, light W.

Another warm sunny day and a couple of hours spent on the hill, fewer butterflies around today and slightly different birds except for..........!

3 Common Redstart still present, I am assuming the recent warm and stable weather conditions for the last couple of weeks are keeping them on the hill as well as adequate food. The & juv were at the western end and a halfway along the south face in the Hawthorns.

Just a couple of Chiffchaff present, 2 Kestrel still and adjacent fields that are being worked had c300 Lesser Blackback Gull, around the same amount of Rook and 8 Red Kite and Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer around in good numbers.

A few more Blackbird in the hedgerows at the moment taking advantage of berries that are ripening.

A Willow Warbler and a couple of Chiffchaff present around the pond, 2 Song Thrush and a Common Whitethroat and Blackcap nearby. 

Overhead 2 Hobby were hassling a couple of Red Kite that passed over.

Dragonflies; 2 Brown Hawker, 1 Blue Emperor, 2 Southern Hawker, 3 Common Darter.

Butterflies; Small Skipper, Small White, Brimstone, Peacock, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Comma, Small Tort.

 Common Darter
 Common Blue
 Kestrel (Loren)
 Yellowhammer in song (Loren)
 Southern Hawker (Loren)
 Sloe Bug (Loren)
                                      Southern Hawker (Loren)

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