Friday, August 24, 2012


Back Lane area and Foreside Bottom Lane this morning thinking there might be some movement through the Coll. c200 Swallows and a scattering of House Martins through but no Swifts. Just 2 Meadow Pipits as well >W
Grounded migrants included 1 Whinchat with 6 Wheatears by Allotment Farm
Also nearby 1 Little Owl
1 Great Spotted Woodpecker
c160 Goldfinch feeding on thistle heads
1 Sparrowhawk over
4 Spotted Flycatchers together on the edge of Ogden plantation along with 2 Willow Warblers
And when the sun came out there were hundreds of Green Viened White butterflies over a large area in juncus and willow herb areas down Foreside Bottom Lane


Bruce said...

Good count of Goldfinch there David.

Green Veined White seem to be more common this year.

Brian Sumner . said...

Bet the Goldfinch were an impressive sight Dave, a good report.