Wednesday, 23 May 2018

One that got away!

Sunny spells, 19°, breezy NNW.

A possible female Honey Buzzard seen over Cholsey Marsh on Monday by TW. Tony gave me a brief description and it fits quite well but it was only seen briefly as it passed overhead flying north.

As for today another walk out to Lollingdon. A Sedge Warbler singing at the Bullshole which is unusual and also heard yesterday by TW.

A singing Lesser Whitethroat along the brook the other side of the long tunnel and another out at Lollingdon still.

5 Swallow and 2 Swift north over the Hill and a couple of Buzzard displaying at altitude.

Up to 10 Yellowhammer singing between the village and the Hill and 4 singing Corn Bunting around the hill.

2 House Martin (the first I’ve seen since the beginning of the month) feeding over the playing fields and 3 Mistle Thrush present and a Kestrel nearby.

A female and a young Great-spotted Woodpecker in the garden this morning and a Nuthatch visiting regularly.

Reptiles: 2 Common Lizard.

Dragonflies: per TW: Azure Damselfly, Common Clubtail (1 seen near Bow Bridge) and several Broad-bodied Chaser.

Butterflies: BrimstoneLarge White, Small White, Orange Tip, Holly BlueCommon Blue, Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood.

 Common Whitethroat
Mistle Thrush

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