Friday, 29 June 2018

Flaming June

Sunny, 24°, breezy NE.

A walk out to the Lees and beyond today, warm but with a nice breeze blowing. June bows out with some record breaking weather.

80+ Swift feeding over the area for an hour or more must have been a fair few insects in the area and around 20 Swallow on and off.

A male Peregrine harrying the Swallows for a time but did not catch anything and eventually drifted off west.

Several Sedge Warbler, Reed Warbler and Reed Bunting present and a couple of Corn Bunting and a single Yellow Wagtail.

A Kestrel soaring out towards Aston and a Sparrowhawk flew through.

I seem to have had a block recently on seeing and reporting both Jay and Bullfinch, however have seen both at least twice this week and last week!

A Treecreeper in the garden today, first time for a few months.

The "Tail-less" Red Kite still being seen recently around the village.

Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle, Large Red Damselfly, Azure Damselfly.

Butterflies: Large Skipper, Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell (50+ in a small area), Comma, Speckled Wood, Meadow Brown & Ringlet.

Large Red Damselfly
 Yellow Wagtail
 Reed Bunting
Treecreeper (courtesy Loren)

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