Friday, 29 July 2011

July 27th 2011

Having cleared down Dave’s trap and finding a few micros for Bob to photograph we spent the morning at the pond but we were wasting our time with only 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Little Grebe and a pair of Pochard for our efforts.
A late afternoon visit to the Grandborough valley was a lot more productive with Quail still calling along the Flecknoe Road and also 3 Tree Sparrow, 6 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Whitethroat and 6 Yellowhammer.
A Raven was over Broadwell being mobbed by a Sparrowhawk and between Calcutt and Napton reservoir a male Redstart appeared briefly in the roadside hedge along side a juvenile Lesser Whitethroat. Napton Reservoir had Common Sandpiper, 5 Bullfinch, Raven, Green Woodpecker and Buzzard.
Other sightings included Stoat, 2 Fox, 6 Hare, 2 Small Copper, Common Blue, 2 Marbled White, Comma, Gatekeeper, 4 Speckled Wood, 3 Banded Demoiselle, 2 Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker, Common Blue Damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly and Black-tailed Skimmer.


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