Thursday, 28 May 2015

Was not expecting that!

Sunny spells, 15°, breezy WSW.

A walk today from Lollingdon, skirting Aston Tirrold and back through the Lees.

A rather unexpected find today in the form an Indian Peafowl (Pavo cristatus) found roaming around a field edge, not heard of any nearby so no idea of its origin.

A Green Woodpecker and a Lesser Whitethroat on the hill.

At least 2 of each Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler along the “reedy ditch” and a pair of Reed Bunting also present and a pair of Yellow Wagtail nearby.

A ♂ Peregrine seen on a pylon out towards Aston Tirrold and 3 Lesser Blackback Gull flew west.

Other species of note: Grey Heron, Buzzard, Red Kite, Kestrel, Great-spotted Woodpecker, Tawny Owl (heard), Swift, Swallow and House Martin, Skylark, Mistle Thrush, Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting, 52 species in total.

Mammals: Brown Hare, Roe Deer.

Dragonflies: several Large Red Damselflies.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Large White, Orange Tip, Green-veined White, Peacock, Speckled Wood, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral and Common Blue.

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