Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Some movement

Cloudy with a few light showers, 19°, breezy SW.

A visit to the hill this morning in slightly cooler weather conditions.

Movement of Hirundines noted today over a short period, 66 Swallow, 24 House Martin and 2 Sand Martin, also 65 Swift, 5 Lesser Blackback Gull and 22 Black-headed Gull all moving in a southerly direction.

Present on the hill were 1 possibly 2 Common Redstart, Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff. The usual Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer and 20+ Linnet, 12 House Sparrow and a Yellow Wagtail.

A Hobby, Kestrel, several Buzzard and Red Kite.

Another Common Redstart seen and heard in the Meadow out the back of the garden early evening and a Green Woodpecker, Chiffchaff and Song Thrush in the garden.

Dragonflies: Brown Hawker & Emperor Dragonfly.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Marbled White, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown & Ringlet.

Common Redstart
 Corn Bunting
 Linnet
 Common Blue
Meadow Brown

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