Thursday, 31 May 2018

May bows out with a wet one

Mainly cloudy with a few sunny spells, 22°, light W.

Warm and humid conditions, arrived back earlier than usual but the anticipated thunderstorm did not arrive and passed to the south-west. I could hear Thor in the distance though. It did not start raining here until c17:00.  😕

A Raven and a Peregrine Falcon seen on the way out to Lollingdon this morning and a Curlew heard then seen flying towards Cholsey Hill.

The Little Owl present in its usual spot and a Sparrowhawk flew through.

A Kestrel by the playing field and a couple of Mistle Thrush present.

Nuthatch, Coal Tit and Great-spotted Woodpecker in the garden again and a couple of Tawny Owl last night.

A couple of House Martin feeding over the garden again but they are not nesting here. All 3 nest sites on this part of Church road are deserted. 

Mammals: Brown Hare and Roe Deer.

Reptiles: several Common Lizard.

Dragonflies: Azure Damselfly and Emperor Dragonfly.

Butterflies: Large White, Small White, Orange Tip, Holly Blue, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood.

Fish: Brown Trout.

Azure Damselfly
 Speckled Wood
Brown Trout
 A couple of photos courtesy Alan Dawson, Banded Demoiselle & Holly Blue from yesterday.

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