Monday, 17 August 2015


Cloudy with a few sunny spells, 20°, light N.

A good day and a good bit of activity on the hill today with quite a few common migrants turning up, either on or over the hill. Interesting to see if this is reflected elsewhere in the county.

3 Common Redstart,
5 Common Whitethroat,
4 Blackcap,
1 (poss 2) Garden Warbler,
2 Lesser Whitethroat,
4 Willow Warbler,
9 Chiffchaff,
1 Sedge Warbler,
2 Yellow Wagtail over,
1 Great-spotted Woodpecker,
1 Green Woodpecker,
20+ Mistle Thrush,
5 Kestrel,
20+ Goldfinch feeding on thistle heads,
50+ Swallow over,
6 House Martin over,
1 Hobby over,
2 Whinchat along the fence line leading to the hill.

Mammals: Roe Deer, several (Common) Pipistrelle hunting the garden and 2 Hedgehog.

Dragonflies: Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker, Common Darter.

Butterflies: Large White, Small White, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown.

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