Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Rain needed

A sunny day, 26°, light NE.

Birdwise rather a quiet day. The usual stuff out around the Hill.

Harvest is a little earlier this year due to the weather with a few combines out cutting the crops and subsequently one field had 12 Red Kite and 4 Buzzard circling overhead looking for scraps.

One farmer has said they last harvested this early back in the summer of ’76 for those who remember. We need rain and lots of it!

10 Mistle Thrush out at Lollingdon, a Kingfisher, 2 Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk and a Little Owl all seen in the area and 4 Black-headed Gull (2ad & 2yng) on the playing fields.

Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle, Brown Hawker, Southern Hawker, Emperor and Common Darter.

Butterflies: Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Large Skipper, Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Holly Blue, Red Admiral, Painted Lady (a couple recently, per TW), Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Speckled Wood, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown & Ringlet.

 Common Darter
Little Owl
Common Darter

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