Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Whitethroats rule!

Sunny and breezy, 20°, breezy NE.

A pair of Yellow Wagtail and a Lesser Whitethroat on the way out to Lollingdon today.

A singing Reed Bunting on the hill today along with the resident Yellowhammers and Corn Buntings and a Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and several Red Kite.

2 Little Owl causing consternation among the local Blackbirds and a Barn Owl feather found (per TW) and a Barn Owl seen last week (per DM).

At least 6 pair of Common Whitethroat on the hill this year and 4 pair of Blackcap. Common Whitethroat appear to be the most widespread and common warbler in Cholsey.

Mammals: Brown Hare.

Reptiles: a few Common Lizard basking in the sunshine.

Dragonflies: several Banded Demoiselle along the brook and Azure Damselfly and Emperor Dragonfly out at Lollingdon.

Butterflies: Large White, Small White, Green-veined White, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood and Meadow Brown. A few of our day flying moths, the Cinnabar also seen.

 Common Whitethroat
 Meadow Brown
Banded Demoiselle
 Barn Owl feather
Cinnabar Moth (courtesy Sian Chandler)

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