Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Garden Watch

Overcast, rain, 14°, breezy SW.

A miserable summer’s day with rain and a cool south westerly.

I was planning on going out but the onset of rain persuaded me to stay put, so a watch on the garden was in order.

The feeders attracted a lot of activity with Blue, Great and Coal Tit present and House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch and Goldfinch all vying for places.

A pair of Swallow feeding on and off low through the garden and meadow attempting to find insect food close to the ground and trees and several House Martin feeding close to the trees at a slightly higher altitude.

A Sparrowhawk hit the garden this afternoon and took something but I did not see what it was.

Other visitors were: Moorhen, Mallard, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Stock Dove, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Pied Wagtail, Carrion Crow, Wren, Robin, Dunnock, Chiffchaff and Blackcap.

Meadow: Tawny Owl (after dark), Red Kite and Green Woodpecker and Nuthatch (heard).

Visible insect life was virtually non-existent except for a few Moths resting in sheltered places.

Coal Tit
Treble Brown Spot Moth
 Chaffinch
Blue Tit

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