Tuesday, 18 April 2017

More arrivals

Mainly sunny, 11°, breezy NNE.

A cool wind blowing today keeping the temperature low.

2 new species for the year today with a male Whinchat out at Lollingdon and 2 House Martin over the village.

8 Wheatear on Lollingdon Hill and 6 Swallow flew north today but little else. The Whinchat and several Chiffchaff and Blackcap nearby.

A Willow Warbler in the meadow this morning and 2 House Martin and a few Swallow over the garden.

Butterflies: very few, Brimstone, Orange Tip, several unidentified “Whites”, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock & Speckled Wood.

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