Monday, 21 August 2017

Spot Flys & Redstarts

Overcast with some light rain, 19°, very light SW.

A reasonable tally out at Lollingdon today with 1 pos 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, a Little Owl, 5 Common Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 5 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, 10+ Chiffchaff, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Jay, 5 Bullfinch, c150 Linnet and 2 Reed Bunting.

Lesser Blackback Gull numbers building up in surrounding fields and possibly a few other Gull species present but too distant to id, a Grey Heron, 2 Green Woodpecker and several Great-spotted Woodpecker.

Butterflies: very few around today: several Large and Small White, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Gatekeeper and 1 Meadow Brown.

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