Monday, 25 July 2011

July 25th 2011

Draycote Water had 2 Little Ringed Plover, Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, Ruff (flew in to toft mid-day), Common Tern, 5 adult, 3 third years and a second year Yellow-legged Gull among 30 odd Lesser Black-backed Gulls, female Goosander still present off dunns bay, 2 Teal and adult Little Egret on or around the reservoir .
Around the sewage farm area there were 4 Raven perch in an Old Scots Pine on toft hill, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 7 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Green Woodpecker.
A Red Kite appeared over the valve tower and other birds seen included 7 Buzzard, 4 juvenile Yellow Wagtail, 5 Stock Dove, 42 Mute Swan and House Sparrow.
Because it was sunny butterflies included Comma, 3 Meadow Brown, 4 Ringlet, 60+ Gatekeeper, 4 Peacock, Common Blue, 4 Large White, 2 Small White, 8 Green-veined White, Marbled White, 2 Small Skipper and 2 Large Skipper.
Moths and Dragonflies seen were Vapourer, 3 Yellow Shell, 9 Mother of Pearl, Shaded Broad Bar, Silver Y, 10 Udea lutalis, Southern Hawker, Migrant Hawker and Common Blue Damselfly.


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