Somewhat quiet out there today, however a surprise of a Garden Warbler singing in the Bullshole area also nice to compare with a Blackcap singing nearby.
2 Little Owl out at Lollingdon getting a little agitated when a Buzzard settled in a tree nearby.
The Swallow family still in the area and actively feeding, just wonder if they will raise another brood?
Several Swift flocks moving around the area and again a few House Martin with them.
2 Green Woodpecker on the hill and roaming all over and up to 12 Yellowhammer in song on the walk out..
Still no Yellow Wagtail noted in the parish!
There are a new pair of Carrion Crow back in the vicinity, plus a youngster. They have not come into the garden yet (only the tree tops) but am sure they will consolidate a territory as the year progresses. They have already had an influence on the local Rook and Jackdaw population. They stay clear!
Mammals: Brown Hare and Short-tailed Vole.
Dragonflies: Azure Damselfly, Southern Hawker and Emperor.
Butterflies: Large Skipper, Brimstone, Large White, Small White, Red Admiral, Painted Lady (3), Speckled Wood, Marbled White, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown and Ringlet.
Moths: Cinnabar Moth and Scarlet Tiger.
Blackbird taking our Gooseberries
2 Little Owl (at distance)