Still cannot find any Yellow Wagtail locally. Apart from a few passage records this spring we have one record of a female collecting nest material. In past years we can have 6-8 pairs in the parish. What’s going on?
On a plus side I counted 11 singing Yellowhammer between the village and Lollingdon hill today. Also a Reed Bunting and 4 Corn Bunting.
A few fields still being cut for hay and 15 Red Kite and 3 Buzzard scavenging over the fields.
Apart from the usual just a female Sparrowhawk noted.
Mammals: 2 Short-tailed Vole and several other small rodents (incl an unidentified Shrew) possibly vacating the fields being cut.
Butterflies: 3 Speckled Wood.
Yellow Wagtail (archive photos)