Monday, 14 May 2018

A quiet spring day

Sunny intervals, 18°, light to breezy N.

A pleasant day and a pleasant walk out to Lollingdon but not a lot seen today.

A Yellow Wagtail present on the muddy field (which is now drying up and has lots of bare patches) and the Canada Goose pair nesting out at Lollingdon have hatched 5 young.

Up to 4 Corn Bunting still in song around the hill and a couple of Yellowhammer also.

Several Common Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff en route and a Garden Warbler seen and heard.

A Grey Heron, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and a Little Owl noted.

A family flock of approx. 8 Long-tailed Tit in the Millennium Wood and a couple of Bullfinch heard, young Starling, Blackbird, Robin etc all seen. 

Cuckoo Cholsey Marsh (per Alan Dawson).

Mammals: Roe Deer, Muntjac Deer and Brown Hare

Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle (per Alan Dawson Cholsey Marsh).

Butterflies: Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Speckled Wood.

 Yellow Wagtail (above & below)

 Canada Goose & Goslings (above & below)

 Grey Heron
Muntjac Deer
Banded Demoiselle (courtesy Alan Dawson)


  1. Could I have just heard a swift's screech in South Moreton, Or is it too early?