Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Wall to wall clear blue skies this morning produced the hottest day of the year so far.

Even by 07:00hrs the heat of the day sent most sensible animals into shelter, leaving me with not much to find! I did however get to see the first YELLOW WAGTAIL (61) of the Autumn as it flew over Migrant Alley, calling as it went. A CORMORANT was also seen flying over, but not much else was seen apart from a HERRING GULL and a couple of parties of SWIFTS.

Three KESTRELS were on the Greenhouses, a SPARROWHAWK was mobbed by at least 30 angry SWALLOWS, but only one BUZZARD was seen today, no sign of the young one over at the Wet Woods.

By 10:00hrs the heat of the day sent me into the shade of my garden, little was now being seen out in the fields, even the bees had stopped visiting my garden nectar border, it was so hot!


Yellow Wagtail on the paddocks at Migrant Alley (one from my archives)


6 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

Mid afternoon here on Sheppey saw temps. of 31 degrees and thoroughly enjoyable at long last, went out on my bike for a ride along the sea front at high tide. On the reserve at 6.00 this morning and it was 22 degrees and the combines were out already, harvesting the rape.

Warren Baker said...

Nice weather at last Derek. No good for chasing about looking for wildlife though. Back to reasonable temperatures come Thursday :-)

Derek Faulkner said...

Chasing around after wildlife isn't the be all, Warren. I chase around on my bike instead, do some sunbathing, do some gardening, have a chilled wine, go out on the bike again.
By the way, did you see Countryfile on Sunday, all about flower meadows, one of my favourite habitats, perhaps it might of changed your opinion that all farmers are bastards.

Warren Baker said...

Not all Farmers are Bastards derek...only 99% of them :-)

iSharkey fish said...

Warren i saw swallow type birds mobbing a hawk type over at The Ridings. Not sure it was the same day though.

iSharkey fish said...

Warren i saw swallow type birds mobbing a hawk type over at The Ridings. Not sure it was the same day though.