A late and short visit to the hill this afternoon and a few raptors thermalling over the hill. 2 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard and a Peregrine Falcon with the falcon eventually drifting off north.
3 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap were the only migrants and no Gulls or “Winter Thrushes” today.
One of the Chiffchaff flew from a hedgerow below the hill to the Hawthorns on the hill and was feeding very actively from bush to bush until I lost it at the top of the hill. Managed to get a series of photos from a distance.
A singing Treecreeper in the garden.
2 Hedgehog in the garden tonight.
The “Tailess” Red Kite seen over Celsea Place this morning (Per Gerry Sexton) and seen by Loren and I over the Forty this afternoon.
Mammals: Brown Hare & Roe Deer.
Butterflies: a good day with 10+ Brimstone, a Peacock and 2 Small Tortoiseshell.
A few Bumble Bees around and the first Bee-fly of the year.
A couple of photos of the Chiffchaff in the Hawthorn (not easy to find).