Friday, 15 August 2014

Yellow & Red

Sunny spells, showers, 19º, light to moderate SW.

A couple of hours on the hill today and my first Clouded Yellow butterfly of the year. Rain then stopped play.

3 Redstart (1 & 2 1stw) on the hill today, there have been Redstarts on the hill for over a month now with at least 5 different birds present.

Also today were up to 8 Chiffchaff, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Yellow Wagtail, c50 Linnet, c 20 Yellowhammer (2 flocks), 2 Kestrel and at one point there were 3 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard and a Sparrowhawk in the air together.

TW noted a Raven over the hill this morning.

2 Hobby over the garden this afternoon and c30 House Martin and c20 Swallow nearby.

Dragonflies; 1 Southern Hawker, 2 Common Darter.

Butterflies; 1 Clouded Yellow, several Small White, Speckled Wood and Small Tortoiseshell, 3 Meadow Brown, 2 Gatekeeper, 2 Red Admiral, 2 Large White, 1 Common Blue.

 Clouded Yellow

 Yellowhammer (Loren)
 The rain on its way (Loren)

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