Friday, 26 August 2016

Moving through

A sunny day, 24°, light W.

Another good day on the hill with a few more migrants passing through and a good number of butterflies.

3 Whinchat, 2 Wheatear, 4 Common Redstart, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff and a min of 5 Yellow Wagtail.

2 Kestrel on the hill, 1 Green Woodpecker and a flyover Hobby.

2 Willow Warbler and several Chiffchaff in a hedgerow near the paddock.

A Reed Bunting and several Yellowhammer on the way out in the bean field.

A Sedge Warbler (per The Wickster) in the bean field.

A Common Redstart in Cholsey Church yard today (per Tony Rayner).

At least 30 Yellow Wagtail in the cattle field by the school (per Richard Broughton).

Reptiles: Common Lizard.

Dragonflies: Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker & Common Darter.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Brown Argus, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Peacock, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown.

Whinchat, Common Whitethroat & Wheatear

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