A walk out to Lollingdon today, little change noted.
One field contained 17 Red Kite and 3 Buzzard and I noticed a couple of Rabbit carcasses present so these presumably attracted the birds to the field.
The hill was relatively quiet, at least 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Corn Bunting, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Blackcap and 4 Common Whitethroat and a small flock of 14 Linnet. Also at least 3 House Sparrow on the hill.
Nearby were several Chiffchaff and a Kingfisher (per Tony Williams).
A Reed Bunting still in song on the walk out and several Great-spotted Woodpecker. The Little Owl also heard.
A pair of Barn Owl have 3 young in the parish so good news there. (per TW).
Butterflies: not so many around today but still good numbers of Meadow Brown and one seen being taken by a Wasp.
Others noted were: Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, first Gatekeeper of the year and Ringlet.
Moths: TW has been running a Moth trap recently and a few interesting moths have turned up: Waved Black, Pine Hawkmoth, Elephant Hawkmoth, Privet Hawkmoth and Poplar Hawkmoth.
Tony Rayner: Meadow full of Ladies Bedstraw, Birdsfoot Trefiol, Betony & Knapweed.
Marbled White everywhere, caught 10 skippers today - 6 Essex 4 Small. Also had first Gatekeeper.
Pyramidal Orchids have increased from 70 last year to 200 this year.
Mothing here this morning with Treehouse School - had 4 Elephant Hawks which were the obvious favourites.
Hornet Mimic Hoverfly
Whitethroat collecting food for young
A tussle between a Small Tortoiseshell & Meadow Brown
Wasp taking a Meadow Brown
Moorhen and young