Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Midsummer Marsh

Overcast, 18°, light WSW.

A visit to Cholsey Marsh today and still a few species singing regularly.

Plenty of Sedge Warbler present, several Reed Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and Common Whitethroat. A single Garden Warbler seen, a Lesser Whitethroat carrying food and the Cetti’s Warbler still present.

A couple of Kingfisher heard along the Thames and several Swift, Swallow and House Martin feeding overhead.

Dragonflies: Only Banded Demoiselle today.

Butterflies: Meadow Brown only.

A belated record of a Spotted Flycatcher at the southern end of the marsh in May, the only record in Cholsey so far this year.

Plenty of Pyramid Orchid in flower at the moment.  

Pyramid Orchid
Wild flower meadow near Bow Bridge

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