13 Sep 20

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Martin Adlam

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Lower Horse Paddock, Higher Horse Paddock, Broadcroft Quarry Butterfly Reserve (West and East) and Broadcroft Quarry Lane

Same walk as yesterday, still sunny but a bit of a breeze today.

Main highlight was watching 3 Peregrine Falcons, with 2 dive bombing a Buzzard as it passed over the lane.

In fact it was a good day for raptors with another 2 Buzzards seen, a Kestrel hovering over the reserve and a Sparrowhawk which narrowly missed a Starling which was sat with 20 others on the brambles in the lower horse paddock.

Here are a few images from this morning:

One of the 3 Peregrines over Wakeham this morning.

Yesterday I had an adult Starling in Winter colours. This morning.....................

.................. I came across these juvenile Starling going through their moult as well.

A juvenile Linnet. Looks like someone has put a ring on its leg.

A very pretty butterfly. A male Common Blue.

Quite a few Small Heaths about as well.

And as I was attempting to photograph the Ivy Bees, I came across this interesting fly. One to ID later.

Mammals Recorded: Bunny

Birds Recorded: 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 3 Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Skylark, Swallow, Pied Wagtail, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Starling, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Linnet, Siskin and Goldfinch

Butterflies Recorded: Large White, Small White, Speckled Wood, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Common Blue

Bees Recorded: Honey Bees (Apis mellifera), Ivy Bee (Colletes hederae), Common Carder (Bombus pascuorum) and White-tailed Bumblebee (Bombus lucorum)

Wasps Recorded: Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris)

Hoverflies Recorded: Long Hoverfly (Sphaerophoria scripta), Dead Head Hoverfly (Myathropa florea), Common Dronefly (Eristalis tenax) and Tapered Dronefly (Eristalis pertinax)

Flies Recorded: fly sp.

I ran out of time to add Ships seen today. Will upload them tomorrow.

On this day..........
Today's Sightings Here

Today's Sightings Here.

Today' Sightings Here.