Week 35

This week’s weather continues to be below the seasonal average giving us rather grey days with pockets of sunshine in between, but we do have promises of better weather in week 36 from the Met office, so we might get a back to summer week next week (August turned out to be the coldest this year since 1983)

Highlights from this week have included a rather unusual looking Grey Wagtail (see photo) with maybe a little bit of partial feather pigmentation thrown in there on the head. Other bird highlights this week have been House Martin flocks moving slowly thru, brief sighting of Swallow, a male Kestrel briefly over the field, Chiffchaff still with us contact calling most days of the week, Robins, Dunnocks, Blue and Great Tit have been around also.

Butterflies…due to the weather this week they have been very few and far between, a brief Gatekeeper and Green veined Whites but a Peacock did make a welcome stop for a photo shoot.

Moth sightings have been a single Yellow Shell along with one unidentified individual on the moth wall.

Also briefly this week a single Hawker species of Dragonfly over the field, however on a better note plenty of Bumble Bee and Hoverflies about this week

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

Peacock

Peacock

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