Monday, 17 July 2017

Another Redstart

Sunny with some high cloud, 24°, light NW.

An afternoon walk out to Lollingdon started with 2 Raven thermalling high overhead before moving south over Lollingdon Hill.

Both Hobby and Sparrowhawk soaring high over the Lollingdon area.

2 Swallow families feeding their young out at Lollingdon and just a single Mistle Thrush seen today.

The male Redstart still present on the hill and a second heard calling from the Hawthorns on the hill but not located as I left the hill I noted a bird on a fence post up the hill and it turned out to be the second Redstart at the west end of the hill, a juvenile.

6+ Yellow Wagtail still present as well and a few Corn Bunting fledglings’ seen.

2 Grey Heron along one of the ditches.

Mammals: Roe Deer, Wood Mouse and Short-tailed Vole.

Dragonflies: Azure Damselfly, Southern Hawker and Emperor.

Butterflies: Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Large Skipper, Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Common Blue, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Peacock, Comma, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown.

Common Redstart
 Southern Hawker
 Corn Bunting (above and below)

Red Admiral

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