Monday, 16 May 2016

A sunny start to the day, with cloud building in by 09:00hrs, still feeling cool for the time of year.

Not too much to report today, my 4 hour patch visit provided good views of the 2 RED KITES that remain at Bustard Hill though, that in itself was worth getting out for  :-)

One of the Red Kites. No chance of getting near for a proper photo!

LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL and HERRING GULL also visited the cut silage crop at Bustard Hill, and at last HOUSE MARTIN (65) joined the months list when 2 flew over, that takes this Mays list to 65, way down in joint 10th place out of the 15 Mays recorded.

A pair of BUZZARDS were over my patch, as was a SPARROWHAWK, the male KESTREL brought food to the nest box and the female exited, they must have young in there now, good news.

A look around the Scrubby Woods for Odonata species only produced a single fly past Hairy Dragonfly, not yet quite warm enough for them here it seems.

No more newly fledged young were found.

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