Friday, 20 April 2018

A few migrants

Another sunny day, 21°, light NW.

A walk out to the hill again today.

A Cuckoo heard calling out by Amwell Spring and 2 Willow Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat in the field adjacent to the spring and a Garden Warbler closeby.

2 Whinchat and a Yellow Wagtail on the hill today and all very mobile.

8 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 2 Reed Bunting, 5 Yellowhammer and 4 Corn Bunting all in song.

A family of 5 Raven seen circling high over the hill and gaining height before all drifting off east.

A couple of Swallow flew north and a Sparrowhawk and Kestrel noted.

2 Lapwing still present out at Lollingdon, several Green Woodpecker, Great-spotted Woodpecker, a couple of Meadow Pipit and a Pied Wagtail.

Mammals: Brown Hare & Roe Deer.

Reptiles: several Common Lizard.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Orange Tip, Small White, Holly Blue, Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock.

Insects: Oil Beetle, Dark-edged Bee-fly.

 Whinchat (above & below)

 Blue Tit
Holly Blue

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