Monday, 15 July 2019

Redstart again

Cloudy with sunny intervals, 20°, light NNE.

2 Common Redstart (juvs) on the hill today, 1 in the usual hedge and another in the Hawthorns along the hill. Not always viewable but vocal and a couple of young Chiffchaff around.

20+ House Sparrow also present, they usually turn up on the hill this time of year but not as many as this.

5 Kestrel hunting the hill. Loads of Swift around with 100+ over a period of a couple of hours.

3 Little Owl noted and the flock of around 12 Mistle Thrush still present.

Reps: 2 Common Lizard.

Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle and Emperor Dragonfly.

Butterflies: Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Large Skipper, Large White, Small White, Small Copper, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma, Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown and Ringlet.

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