Friday, 17 July 2015

Swifts still moving through

Mainly cloudy with few sunny spells, 21°, a few light rain showers, breezy WSW.

The long route out to the hill today via the Lees.

Again a light passage of Swift over the hill with 100+ in roughly an hour all moving in a south westerly direction.

A couple of Kestrel hunting around the hill and 42 Stock Dove counted around Lollingdon.

Both Green and Great-spotted Woodpecker noted, quite a few Swallow and House Martin around closer to the village and a few Swallow feeding over the fields out at Lollingdon.

A couple of Yellow Wagtail noted also Blackcap, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Linnet and Yellowhammer.

Several Reed Bunting still singing in Oil seed Rape fields and approx. 20 Corn Bunting counted in total.

According to a regular walker in the area the Indian Peafowl is still at large in the area.

Not seen the Nuthatch for a few days so may have moved on.

Dragonflies: Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker, Emperor, 4-spot Chaser and Common Darter.

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

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