Monday, 15 August 2016

First Wheatear of the Autumn

Sunshine, 23°, breezy E.

A bit quieter on the hill today apart from a noisy combine harvester in the field adjacent to the hill.

However the first Wheatear of the autumn near the hill in one of the recently harvested fields, also a juv Whinchat (a different bird to last week), a Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, a Blackcap and 2 Common Whitethroat and another Spotted Flycatcher nearby.

Dragonflies: Southern Hawker, Migrant Hawker (incl 1 in garden), Brown Hawker and Common Darter.

Butterflies: Fewer than of late: Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Holly Blue (in garden), Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown.

A Swift on Saturday (13th) overhead with a small flock of House Martin.

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