Tuesday, 30 August 2016

The Hill: Again

Sunny, 24°, light SSW.

A quieter day on the hill today and another Clouded Yellow butterfly seen just the other side of the Bullshole.

Singles of Common Redstart, Wheatear and Common Whitethroat on the hill, another Whitethroat nearby, 2 Blackcap and at least 3 Bullfinch (2 juv) still present on the wooded side, 2 Yellow Wagtail over.

There must be some good thermals around the hill today as up to 6 Buzzard and 14 Red Kite in the air at varying altitudes at one point, also 5 Kestrel around the hill.

Lesser Blackback Gull, Black-headed Gull, Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting also noted.

Dragonflies: Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker & Common Darter.

Butterflies: Fewer species than of late: Large White, Small White, Clouded Yellow, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood.


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