Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Lollingdon with Abingdon Nat Soc

Overcast and humid, 20°, light W.

A walk out to Lollingdon with a group from the Abingdon Naturalist Society, Tony Rayner accompanied us part of the way. Not a great deal seen today but 3 Common Redstart on the hill that showed reasonably well and another calling from a hedge to the west of the hill.

Just 1 Chiffchaff noted, 2 Kestrel and a small passage of mainly Swallow and a Few House Martin and Swift.

A Kingfisher seen by a few along Cholsey brook.

I hope everyone enjoyed the walk and the Redstarts.

2 Green Sandpiper on the pond out at Lollingdon @ 10:00 (per Tony Williams).

The Moorhen visited the garden with its young this afternoon.

Dragonflies: 2 Common Darter this morning and a Southern Hawker in the garden this afternoon.

Butterflies: few noted in the overcast conditions: Large and Small White, a tatty looking Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood and a Meadow Brown. Later in the garden as it brightened up there was, Small Tortoiseshell, Red Admiral, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper, a Holly Blue seen by Loren on the allotments.

I was too busy talking today and only took a photo of a Kestrel, so some from the garden later.

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