Sunday, 27 August 2017

Birding & Foraging

Sunny, 26°, light NE.

A twin mission on the hill today with Loren foraging along the hedgerows and me doing what I usually do.

4 Common Redstart on the hill, 8 Mistle Thrush, 2 Common Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff, a Green Woodpecker and a Hobby overhead.

Another Common Redstart near the paddocks, a Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcap, several Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch and a Jay.

A Sparrowhawk over the garden and it appears most of our local Swallow and House Martin have departed.

Reptiles: several Common Lizard.

Dragonflies: Southern Hawker, Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker and Common Darter.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Common Blue, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Speckled Wood and Meadow Brown.

Common Darter
Spotted Flycatcher
Common Darter
 Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
Green Shield Bug (garden)