Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Back on the Hill.

Sunny spells, 15°, fresh W.

A bit of a blowy day and back on the hill today.

A ♀ Whinchat feeding along the lower fence line on the hill and keeping low down out of the wind most of the time, also a ♀ Wheatear on the grassy slope keeping to the lee of the Hawthorn bushes again trying to feed and shelter from the wind.

Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Green Woodpecker, Grey Heron, Kestrel, Buzzard and Red Kite also seen.

The pair of Tufted Duck still on the pond and a pair of Swallow in residence nearby. Also 6 Swallow flew north over the hill.

Mammals: Brown Hare, Hedgehog (in garden).

Dragonflies: 2 Large Red Damselfly.

Butterflies: A few around in sheltered spots, Large White, Brimstone, Orange Tip, Green-veined White, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood.

1 comment:

  1. Pair of hedgehogs in our garden, also the call duck family (8 young), and a wild mallard family last week (7 new ducklings, went upstream under the bridge and not seen again). Cuckoo singing over towards water works last week. Two sparrowhawks increasingly around the usual nesting place.