Tuesday, 7 June 2016

It was bit cloudier today, but with bright spells it felt warm again, thundery outbreaks of rain spread in for the afternoon however.

An Early walk around the fields and paddocks of Migrant Alley wasn't too productive, but I did get to see my second HOBBY (56) of the month, being harassed by the local SWALLOWS (the months first Hobby was a bird that flew low over my back garden last evening) The KESTREL pair were seen at the nest box in the Greenhouse Grounds and the local BUZZARDS were up on the early thermals.

Once again a few hours were spent over in the Scrubby Woods, where I recorded the first fledgling CHAFFINCH of the year, plus the TREECREEPER and NUTHATCH young were seen again, as were plenty of BLUE TIT, GREAT TIT, and GOLDCREST families. My quest for Odonata soon came to a halt when the cloud thickened and rain threatened, but I did glimpse the Downy Emerald again, plus WHITE-legged Damselflies and the Beautiful Demoiselles were around whilst the sun was out.

Male Beautiful Demoiselle


Derek Faulkner said...

Bone dry here on Sheppey all day but very gloomy light wise all afternoon and cooling down this evening.

Derek Faulkner said...

Or at least it was bone dry until half an hour ago, now very wet.

Warren Baker said...

Chucking it down here too Derek, 2 fine days and a storm - british summer time!