Friday, 26 June 2020

Hot Friday


Another hot day out there today with an increasingly strong breeze during the afternoon.

Summer Leys LNR today attracted returning waders in the shape of a Wood Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, a Redshank, a Greenshank and five Black-tailed Godwits.

The Fermyn Wood/Park complex today attracted large numbers of Marbled Whites, approximately fifteen White Admirals, Silver-washed Fritillaries in profusion and up to seven Purple Emperors (including Lady and Souther Wood). More common butterflies included some fresh Commas and Red Admirals. At least one Crossbill was heard calling at Lady Wood where there were also two Siskins and two Ravens.

Small numbers of Marbled Whites and a large hatch of Ringlets were at Harrington Airfield this afternoon and Bradlaugh Fields was alive with Marbled Whites and Small and Essex Skippers.

Spotted Flycatchers were at Cannons Ashby today and a Birdguides report suggests that the Ruddy Shelduck was still present at Hollowell Reservoir and a Great White Egret was there briefly.


Neil M

Yesterday's Avocet at
Pitsford Reservoir, at one
point being pursued by a
Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Pink-footed Goose at Pitsford
Reservoir yesterday evening.

Blue sky Woodpigeon!

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