Monday, 15 June 2015

The Hill and the Garden

Mainly cloudy with some sunny spells, 18°, light NE.

Fairly quiet on the hill, Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer, Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff still in song and a couple of young Robins present. An unexpected Cuckoo that flew in settled on a distant fence post for a short time and then flew in to the trees and not seen again, possibly an adult bird on its way back south?

A Nuthatch appeared in the garden this evening (2nd record) and hung around for about 20 minutes before moving off and a family group of 6 Wrens spent the afternoon in the garden, also a young Robin present and a Great-spotted Woodpecker on the feeders.

Mammals: Brown Hare, Grey Squirrel.

Amphibians: a dead Common Frog on the north side of the hill.

Dragonflies: a Blue Emperor patrolling the pond.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Large White, Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown, Red Admiral, Common Blue.

Young Wren
Brown Hare

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