Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Cool & Quiet

Sunny spells, 18°, light W.

A slightly cooler day than of late and a steady walk out to Lollingdon and back.

Most species settling down for the summer and visible migration minimal. A Willow Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat out at Lollingdon presumably passing thru and another Lesser Whitethroat (per TW) seen on a usual breeding territory.

A Yellow Wagtail, Grey Heron and Canada Goose out on the muddy field and the usual Little Owl present nearby and a Pied Wagtail.

Mammals: Brown Hare & Roe Deer.

Reptiles: a Common Lizard and lots of Tadpoles in ponds and ditches (Toad mainly).

Dragonflies: Large Red Damselfly (per TW) & a male Common Darter, first Dragonflies locally.

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

 Grey Heron & Canada Goose
Male Brimstone (yellow) courting a female (white)

A Cockchafer found by Loren (courtesy Loren)

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