Wednesday, 26 August 2015

A few more migrants

Sunny eventually after a morning of rain, 20°, breezy SSW.

2 Whinchat (one ringed) and 2 Wheatear on the hill today along with 5 Kestrel, upwards of 100 Swallow and approx 20 House Martin over, also a Yellow Wagtail.

The Common Redstart still present and a couple of Chiffchaff and a Little Owl heard calling.

A Kingfisher on the pond this morning (per TW).

The Nuthatches still visiting the garden and a Sparrowhawk took a Blackbird this afternoon.

Dragonflies: Southern Hawker and Common Darter and a Brown Hawker flew through the garden.

Butterflies: very few, Large White, Small White, Painted Lady, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown.

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