Saturday, 18 July 2015

Odds & Sods

Sunny spells, 22°, light SW.

Spotted Flycatcher still present in a private garden in the village.

Over the course of a few hours this afternoon approx. 200 Black-headed Gull flew west over the garden with some settling in the school playing fields before moving off again.

Having said yesterday that the Nuthatch may have moved on, it turned up in the garden this afternoon along with a Great-spotted Woodpecker.

At least 14 Swift overhead this afternoon, local breeding birds at this end of the village along with the usual Swallow and House Martin.

Common Tern reported along the Thames in Cholsey.

A dead adult Barn Owl was found by TW last week out at Lollingdon, it had been dead for a week or so but no obvious injury noted. Possibly had ingested poison from an affected rodent?

Dragonflies: a Southern Hawker briefly in the garden.

Butterflies: in garden, Large White, Small White, Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Meadow Brown.

Holly Blue (archive pic)

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