Thursday, 11 August 2016

Spot Flys and more

Cloudy with a few sunny spells, 22°, breezy WNW.

A good afternoon on the hill today with quite a few land migrants around.

2 possibly 3 Common Redstart on the hill and a juv Whinchat along the fence line that then flew off down a track.

A Yellow Wagtail flew over and 2 Kestrel hunting and a Hobby seen.

3 Spotted Flycatcher seen nearby, also several Chiffchaff and Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler and the usual Corn Bunting and Yellowhammer present.

Quite a few Red Kite in the area as some of the fields were being harvested and a flock of several hundred Gulls on a few fields that have been ploughed and a male Peregrine drifted over and headed towards the Downs.

Dragonflies: Brown Hawker, Common Darter and an unidentified Hawker.

Butterflies: Large White, Small White, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Speckled WoodGatekeeper and Meadow Brown.

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