Friday, 14 July 2017

Redstart still present

Cloudy with some brief sunny spells, 20°, light to breezy NW.

The male Redstart still present on the hill today although keeping its distance and 6+ Yellow Wagtail present. The nearby hedgerows busy with several small Tit/Warbler flocks comprising Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit and Chiffchaff and the odd Blackcap.

Common Whitethroat still in good numbers and a single Reed Bunting present on the hill.

There appeared to be a movement of Swallow with 60+ noted today passing through, (Tony Williams saw c100 feeding over the flower meadow near Bow Bridge yesterday), also a few Swift moving south.

2 Lesser Blackback Gull and a single adult Black-headed Gull flew west.

Little Owl heard and both Green and Great-spotted Woodpecker seen and a flock of 18 Mistle Thrush.

A Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk seen close to the village and at least 2 Bullfinch in the meadow, a Kingfisher at the Bullshole and a Chiffchaff in the garden.

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

Butterflies: Large White, Small White, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Comma, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper.

Young Swallow

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