Arrived on the hill this morning to something resembling and aerial dogfight.
6 Raven, 5 Kestrel, 4 Red Kite and a single Buzzard and Carrion Crow all wheeling around, sometimes mobbing, sometimes playing, all very graceful and entertaining.
Quite a sight!
The Raven stayed for around 40 minutes, eventually picking up a thermal and gaining height and drifting off north.
The rest just stayed around enjoying the thermals and the Kestrels hunting for Grasshoppers.
At least 1 Common Redstart still on the hill and a Blackcap and Chiffchaff along the same hedge.
Also the House Sparrow flock still present.
3 Lesser Blackback Gull flew over moving south west and approx 100 Swallow passing through.
Nearby 2+ Little Owl and 12 Mistle Thrush.
Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting appear to be the only species consistently in song at the moment.
3 Great-spotted Woodpecker in the garden this afternoon.
Reps: Common Lizard.
Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle, Southern Hawker and Emperor Dragonfly.
Butterflies: Small Skipper, Large White, Small White, Small Copper, Brown Argus, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown and Ringlet.
Ravens enjoying the hill
A Kestrel taking a break