Friday, 31 July 2020

It's a scorcher!


Birds reported today in the county included three Great White Egrets at Summer Leys LNR plus five Green Sandpipers, a Marsh Harrier and four Snipe.

Hollowell Reservoir attracted an Osprey, six Snipe, four Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper and a Clouded Yellow butterfly.

The Lesser Emperor dragonfly was found again in the Holcot Bay at Pitsford Reservoir but then a pair were located dropping eggs so there may have been up to three individuals!

A Clouded Yellow butterfly was seen at Yardley Chase yesterday plus four Wood Whites, Silver-washed Fritillaries and Purple Hairstreaks. During the week Dave Jackson located Willow Emerald and Small Red-eyed Damselflies on the Abington Meadows reserve off Weston Mill, Northampton.

More Wood Whites (second hatch) are on the wing at Bucknell Wood, Hazelborough Forest and Salcey Forest.


Neil M

Ringing Barn Owls
courtesy of Chris Payne.

Blue Emperor.

Garden Warbler.

Pine Hawk-moth

Privet Hawk-moth.

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