Thursday, 23 April 2015

Lollingdon 23rd Apr

Sunny, 15°, light ESE.

A quietish day on the hill, a single Wheatear feeding down a track just below the hill, 8 Swallow and a Yellow Wagtail over.

2 Sparrowhawk drifted high overhead towards the downs, 14 Red Kite, and 2 Buzzard riding a thermal for about 10 minutes late afternoon.

A couple of Buzzard seen displaying with some neat 360° rolls noted.

Nearby 4 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Yellowhammer, 2 Jay and a rather vocal Green Woodpecker.

4 Kestrel together over one of the meadows appeared to be a territorial dispute between 2 pairs.

A couple of Swallow over the garden, a Chiffchaff passed through feeding, a Mistle Thrush singing from the treetops and a Song Thrush in the meadow and briefly in the garden.

Mammals: a Brown Hare seen last week near the hill and a Roe Deer nearby today.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Large White, Orange Tip, Peacock, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell.

1 comment:

  1. Dead imm male sparrowhawk on the road at South Moreton rail bridge. Kestrels in camera nestbox in Crowmarsh laid first egg today