1-2nd June 2017

Sightings in the BW sector on 1st included a Hobby and the Lesser Whitethroat still singing at The Knoll, as well as two Mistle Thrushes. Nothing unusual, apart perhaps from two Mallards, was noted at CF on 2nd but breeding Yellowhammers and Whitethroats were in evidence.

It's worth mentioning that we have been quietly logging first juveniles and should really have been reporting them here. So far, we've recorded young Robins, Blackbirds, Dunnocks, Long-tailed Tits, Blue Tits, Goldfinches and Nuthatches, while young Great Spotted Woodpeckers have been heard in the nest.

Butterflies in BW on 1st included three Large Skippers and five Meadow Browns (both new for the year), three Dingy Skippers, a Holly Blue, 13 Common Blues, a Brown Argus, four Green Hairstreaks, four Small Heaths, four Speckled Woods, a Peacock and a Red Admiral.

There was late news of a flock of 22 Canada Geese over the east side of BW on Monday.

David Campbell, Paul Goodman, Duncan Jennings, Mark Stanley and Woodchips