In the Tree Nursery I tried to photograph some Butterflies, but it was too windy again, species seen there were Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper, Essex/Small Skipper and a nice Peacock, not much of a selection really, I would expect more.
|Red Eyed Damselfly or Small Red Eyed Damselfly ?|
|Blue Tailed Damselfly|
Over at Migrant Alley it was much the same as the past weeks really, GOLDFINCH and LINNET were seen in small Groups, the odd PIED WAGTAIL was about plus the usual large flock of mixed Corvids and WOODPIGEONS. As I walked a circuit of the pasture and paddocks, a flock of 26 CANADA GEESE (46) dropped in and settled down among the sheep and another species joined the August list when it called from the nearby Greenhouse Copse - a PHEASANT (47)
My 40 minute sky watch produced views of the KESTREL family, and a single BUZZARD, with a few HERRING and LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS heading south, plus just one SWIFT was seen high up.
I'm looking forward to seeing whats going about on the first full patch walk of the month early tomorrow, I should be able get the months list up to the low 50's :-)