Monday, 3 July 2017

Gardens come out top

Cloudy with a couple of light rain showers, 17°, light SW.

A quiet day out at Lollingdon, however a better day for butterflies yesterday for Tony Rayner in his meadow and garden:

“At last a good butterfly day - 17 species in & around the meadow.
Over 100 Marbled White; record numbers of Ringlet; 20 Skippers
- a mix of Small & Essex
; First of second brood of Common Blue.
Small Copper & Holly Blue. Brimstone, Meadow Brown, a few Gatekeeper; Peacock, Comma, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Small, Large & Green-veined White.

Last evening we had a few Noctule hunting overhead plus Pipistrelle in
the garden.”

Just the usual out at Lollingdon today with little change from last Friday. The most action was in the garden with a visit by a Sparrowhawk catching some prey.

Mammals: Roe Deer, 23:45 tonight a Fox in the meadow.

Butterflies: Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and Meadow Brown.

Sparrowhawk with prey
Moorhen resting in the garden
Young Great-spotted Woodpecker
Blue & Great Tit bathing

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