Monday, 22 September 2014

Insects and Chats

With visibility down to 20 yards early morning all we managed at the pond was 4 Grey Wagtail, 2 Little Egret, Wheatear and 20 Meadow Pipit.
Greenshank still present by Bob Hazell
Wheatear by Bob Hazell
Napton on the Hill was lacking in passerines and just had Great-spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 14 Raven, 6 Buzzard, Peregrine and a few groups of martins and swallows going over. Could not find the Stonechat at Napton Reservoir but Whinchat, Jay, 6 Raven, 6 Buzzard and juvenile Hobby made up for it. Two Wigeon also present. When the sun came out we managed 2 Comma and a Small Copper on Napton on the Hill and Napton Reservoir had plenty of Dragonflies with Brown Hawker, Migrant Hawker, Common Darter and Common Blue Damselfly noted. Stoat seen on Napton on the Hill was my first there for some time.
Comma, Napton on the Hill
Whinchat, Napton Reservoir

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