Monday, 6 June 2016

A good day for Dragons

Sunny, 23°, light E.

Cholsey Marsh looking very viridescent and lush at the moment with plenty of insect life today.

The Cuckoo heard several times and then seen to fly from across the river to the marsh.

The usual warblers present with both Reed and Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, Common Whitethroat and 1 Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff and the Cetti’s Warbler seen but not heard.

A couple of adult Black-headed Gull cruising the river, 2 Great-crested Grebe and a Kingfisher noted.

Reed Bunting a frequently encountered resident and a couple of Mistle Thrush.

A fair few butterflies around especially in the flower meadow by Bow Bridge and a good day for dragonflies (the first this year) with a walk up to the small lakes at Cholsey Meadows and both Pied Wagtail and Grey Wagtail present there.

Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle, Common Blue Damsel, Hairy Hawker, Four-spotted Chaser and Broad-bodied Chaser.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Brown Argus, Common Blue, Red Admiral, a Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock.

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