Saturday, 11 June 2011

June 11th 2011

Dave had a few spare hours this morning so we had a look at High Clays Farm, Stockton finding family parties of Blackcap and Long-tailed Tit as we made our way to Bishop Itchington.
Luckily we had decent weather till mid-day managing 5 Buzzard, Green Woodpecker and fly over Cormorant while we searched for butterflies eventually finding Dave’s first Small Blue and our first for the year Marbled White among 10 species noted. Some good sized Common Spotted Orchids and Bee Orchids also present.

Marbled White and Bee Orchid

Osprey was brought down by a heavy rain at 5pm at Draycote Water otherwise it was a very quiet visit, 100s of Swifts and first summer Yellow-legged Gull.


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