Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Every day is different

Hazy sunshine with high, thin cloud, 23°, light ESE.

Every day is different on the hill at this time of year with birds passing through.

Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 2 Common Redstart, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 5 Common Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler and 7+ Chiffchaff.

A Sparrowhawk attempted to take a Magpie but was unsuccessful and a Kestrel present on the hill and a handful of Swallows flew over.

A Kingfisher flew up the brook this evening and Nuthatch and Great-spotted Woodpecker in the garden today.

Dragonflies: Brown Hawker, Emperor, Common Darter.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Common BlueRed Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Speckled Wood and Meadow Brown.

Juv Whinchat
Juv Stonechat and Juv Whinchat

Thank you to Ian Lewington who contacted me today regarding the out of focus chat in the foreground and identified it as a juvenile Stonechat..................Cheers Lew

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