Monday, 2 July 2018

Heat still on

Another warm one, 29°, breezy ENE.

A warm walk out to Lollingdon today with the prospect of this weather lasting for another couple of weeks.

First Gatekeeper butterflies of the year today and another colony of Common Lizard found.

The usual around the Hill with Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting and Corn Bunting still in song and Blackcap, Common Whitethroat and Chiffchaff singing.

Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Grey Heron, Lesser Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail and a distant Peregrine noted.

Reptiles: Common Lizard.

Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle, Azure Damselfly, Southern Hawker & Emperor Dragonfly.

Butterflies: Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Common Blue, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown & Ringlet.

Southern Hawker
 Gatekeeper (courtesy Alan Dawson)
These might seem like fun but are a major danger to wildlife and the environment. (found and photographed by Alan Dawson)

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