An earlier than usual start today to make for Lollingdon Hill.
2 Wheatear present in a ploughed field on the lower slopes of the hill, 2 Blackcap, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Common Whitethroat and 2 Chiffchaff along one of the hedgerows. A single Yellow Wagtail overhead and up to 20 Meadow Pipit over and a few Skylark.
4-5 Kestrel hunting around the hill. And a lot of Lesser Blackback Gull loafing in various fields in the area.
3 Spotted Flycatcher in the cattle field along with another Blackcap.
6 Yellowhammer still out at Little Lollingdon and a single Swallow seen.
A Hobby flew south over the garden just after midday.
2 Wheatear at Silly Bridge along with several Meadow Pipit, Skylark and a few Yellow Wagtail and c20 House Martin along the Bunk Line. Per Alan.
Dragonflies: a single Southern Hawker and a lot of Common Darter.
Butterflies: as usual of late, a number of Large and Small White and 2 Red Admiral.
Blue Tit & Spotted Flycatcher ↕
One of the Wheatears from today (courtesy Alan)
Peregrine Falcon (from yesterday, courtesy Alan)
Spotted Flycatcher (from yesterday, courtesy Alan)
Lesser Blackback Gulls