Monday, 1 August 2016

Redstarts & Willow Warblers

Overcast, 17°, breezy SW, rain on the way.

3 Common Redstart on the hill today with 2 juv along the hedgerow to the west and a male in the Hawthorns on the hill.

Also the first Willow Warbler of the autumn with 2 present, plus 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroat and several Chiffchaff.

The usual Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting present and a flock of 20+ Linnet and a Kestrel hunting on the east end of the hill, both Green and Great-spotted Woodpecker nearby.

Approx. 40 Swallow overhead a couple of Swift and 5 Lesser Blackback Gull.

Garden: Nuthatch, Treecreeper , Coal Tit, several Long-tailed Tit and Goldcrest today.

Dragonflies: The first Common Darter of the year.

Butterflies: fewer numbers today, Large White, Small White, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown & Ringlet.

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