An early walk out to Lollingdon and back.
The Black-headed Gull cruising the Millennium field and nearby areas this morning and a Grey Wagtail near the Bullshole.
There has been 2 BHG’s noted in the area and 3 more joined them one evening last week. Per AM & JW. The 3 may have been passing thru?
The one or two have been present for the last couple of months and maybe are non-breeders. They usually breed in wetlands. i.e. coastal, reservoirs, lakes, marshes etc. and are a colonial breeder. They have not bred in Cholsey to my knowledge but a few are seen along the Thames in summer. However there is an outside chance they may?
2 Little Owl seen out at Lollingdon and 18 Lesser Black-back Gull flew north east over the hill.
A Kestrel hunting over the hill, several Swift feeding overhead and 2 Mistle Thrush briefly and all the usuals present.
A Yellow Wagtail overhead Little Lollingdon.
Alan walked the Bunk line this morning with good numbers of Swallow, House Martin and Sand Martin around. And also saw a Hornet Robberfly.
2 Common Sandpiper flying down river yesterday. Per Paul Rainsden.
A Treecreeper and a Chiffchaff in the garden this afternoon
Mammals: Brown Hare.
Butterflies: a single Meadow Brown noted.
Not one but two Little Owl