Friday, 31 July 2015

A few Raptors about.

Cloudy, with sunny spells, 21°, light SSW.

A quiet day on the hill but a few raptors around with 22 Red Kite over a recently harvested field with another 10 nearby, up to 6 Buzzard around, 5 Kestrel, 2 Hobby, a Sparrowhawk and a Peregrine Falcon.

A Grey Heron flew in and a couple of Great-spotted Woodpecker about, also Chiffchaff, Whitethroat and Blackcap seen along with a few of the regulars.

Dragonflies: a couple of unidentified blue Damselfly, Brown Hawker and Southern Hawker.

Butterflies: Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown.

 There are about 12 Red Kite in this pic (taken on my phone)
 Nuthatch in the garden yesterday
 A couple of Linnet seen today

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