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.