Monday, 31 August 2015

Another rainy day!

Leaden Spider Wasp
pompilus cinereus
Courtesy of Pete Gilbert

Trichrysis cyanea
Courtesy of Pete Gilbert

Brood of nestling Swallows courtesy
of Chris Payne. Many Swallows have already
left the country and on their way to Africa - others
haven't even fledged yet!


After the rain today birds came out to feed and Eleanor located 2-3 Redstarts at Blueberry Farm this afternoon at the southern end of the complex, plus 6 Whinchats and a Wheatear.

At Pitsford Reservoir this afternoon three juvenile Shelduck were north of the causeway and the sky was full of hirundines, particularly House Martins. At the dam-end of the reservoir birds included the pair of Ruddy Shelduck, two adult Yellow-legged Gulls, two Hobbies successfully intercepting hirundines over the water, a male Peregine and 2-3 Dunlin.


Neil M

Courtesy of Pete Gilbert

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