Monday, 28 July 2014

Same again!



Sunny at first then cloudy, 24º, light NE.

Initially a sunny afternoon then turning cloudy with negligible rain, it keeps missing us here.

3 Common Redstart still present on the hill along with 8+ Chiffchaff around the south face of the hill.

A flock 25 Corn Bunting moving around between one of the fields and the hedgerow and a couple of Yellow Wagtail on the wires, a few Swallow and Swift passing overhead and a handful of Lesser Blackback Gull in the area.

A Willow Warbler and several more Chiffchaff in the grounds of the Manor house around the pond, also Grey Heron and Green Woodpecker noted.

A nearby field where slurry is being sprayed attracted a flock of c30 Rook and 17 Red Kite.

Dragonflies; Brown Hawker, Blue Emperor, Common Darter, Azure Damselfly.

Butterflies; 1 Large White, Small White, Large Skipper, Small Skipper, 1 Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, 1 Holly Blue, 1 Common Blue, Small Tort

Sparrowhawk mobbing one of the Crows in the garden this evening and the young Sparrowhawks still present nearby.

 Common Redstart
 Some of the Red Kites

 Small Skipper
 Small White

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