6th May 2017

The Lesser Whitethroat was still singing in Stagbury Field and a Garden Warbler was in voice in BW behind the caravan site. Singles of Red Kite and Hobby were seen overhead and a pair of Mallards were on Piddly Pond. Six Swallows flew north and three Whitethroats were in the BW sector too. Some drama unfolded when a Tawny Owl caught a fledgling Blackbird at the BW housing estate.

Butterflies included a Green Hairstreak at Coneyboro Hill, seven Dingy Skippers, two Small Heaths, a Speckled Wood, six Peacocks, a Red Admiral, two Orange-tips and 14 Brimstones, all in BW.

Fly Orchid at BW
Red Admiral, BW

Ian Magness (photo 1) and Ian Ward (photo 2)