Friday, 21 August 2015

Zilch on the hill

Sunny, 23°, breezy S.

After the pulse of migrants this week on the hill there was zilch today just 5 Kestrel hunting over the hill.

A hedgerow to the north of the hill still held a Common Redstart, a Blackcap and a couple of Chiffchaff and a handful of House Martin overhead.

2 Jay and a Sparrowhawk also noted.

The Nuthatches still visiting the garden.

A few more species of Dragonfly and Butterfly today in the warmer conditions.

Dragonflies: Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker, Emperor and several Common Darter.

Butterflies: a single Clouded Yellow, Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown.

Common Darter (male)
 Common Darter (female)
Holly Blue

1 comment:

  1. The Common Darter (female) looks to be showing a secondary accessory genitalia 'bump' at the base of the abdomen.