Monday, 14 August 2017

Signs of movement

Mainly cloudy with some light rain, 18°, light WSW.

A minor movement in Autumn migration today and another birder on the Hill, Gerry Quinn.

3 possibly 4 Common Redstart on the hill today (2m, 1f and pos 1 juv), also a Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, a Common Whitethroat and 2 Blackcap.

A light movement of 10 Swift, c20 Swallow, c30 House Martin and at least 1 Sand Martin overhead.

A Mistle Thrush and Kestrel also present.

The Little Egret seen from the garden yesterday.

Reptiles: 4 Common Lizard.

Dragonflies: Southern Hawker and Common Darter.

Butterflies: a Clouded Yellow flew through, 1 Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Common Blue, 2 Brown ArgusRed Admiral, 1 Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Speckled Wood and Gatekeeper.

Other: Oak Bush Cricket and Hornet Robberfly (a rare species in the UK).

 Common Redstart
Common Redstart & Robin
Common Redstart
 Oak Bush Cricket
 Common Blue
Hornet Robberfly Asilus crabroniformis
Hornet Robberfly Asilus crabroniformis
Harvesting the Pea field, initially for human consumption but the rain has spoiled the crop and will now be used as fodder.

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