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.
Yellowhammer in song (Loren)
Southern Hawker (Loren)
Sloe Bug (Loren)