Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Chats

Cloudy then rain, 16°, light S.

Light rain set in around 14:30 but then go heavier so left the hill at 16:00.

At least 7 Wheatear on the hill with 5 along the fence line and a couple more in the fields, also a Whinchat with them.

2 Common Redstart, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Common Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler and 5 Chiffchaff.

Before the rain came I had 127 House Martin and 39 Swallow fly over.

The Mistle Thrush flock still present, a Great-spotted Woodpecker, 5 Yellowhammer and 2 Jay.

A number of Blackbird (at least 8) and 3 Song Thrush feeding on Elderberries on one part of the hill.

Mammals: 2 Bank Vole.

Butterflies: very few, same as yesterday.




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