The few avian highlights over the last few days have included a Cormorant over BW on Friday and a Hobby over BW on Saturday, followed by a Red Kite, a Canada Goose, 40 Swifts and two Swallows over BW today. Two Lesser Whitethroats and four Garden Warblers have been singing.
In a fairly busy week for other wildlife, 16 species of butterfly have been recorded, included Dingy Skippers (with a high of 11 on Friday), Grizzled Skippers, Green Hairstreaks, Small Heaths, Small Coppers, Brown Argus and a scattering of Common Blues. 27th was fruitful for odonata in the BW sector, with a Broad-bodied Chaser seen along with Common Blue, Azure and Large Red Damselfly. Burnet Companion moths emerged from Friday, Silver-Ys have been seen and Common Spotted Orchids are now on show.
|Garden Warbler at BW on Friday
|Common Blues mating at BW on Friday
Paul Goodman (photos), Duncan Jennings, Ian Pratley, Janice Pratley, Ian Ward and Woodchips