Monday, 18 June 2018

Lollingdon & Garden Doves

Sunny and breezy, 21°, breezy SW.

8 singing Yellowhammer between the village and Lollingdon plus 2 Reed Bunting and 3-4 Corn Bunting around the hill.

A female Peregrine Falcon seen soaring high over Lollingdon and drifted off east.

A Lesser Whitethroat seen, a Sparrowhawk and a Kestrel.

A singing Willow Warbler seen in Crowmarsh yesterday whilst out for a walk with my daughter Sian.

Mammals: Brown Hare.

Reptiles: 2 Common Lizard.

Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle, Azure Damselfly, Emperor and a Black-tailed Skimmer.

Butterflies: Large White, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood and an abundance of Meadow Brown.

Moths: a Silver Y & a Cinnabar Moth.

Collared Dove
The original range of the Collared Dove at the end of the 19th century was in Asia from Turkey to China and south through India, not until the 20th century did it start to spread west into Europe. Appearing in SE Europe in the early 1900’s reaching Germany in 1945 and the UK in 1953. It is now a common bird throughout the UK.

 Stock Dove (male above & female below)