Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Large White, Small White butterflies and a Southern Hawker all on the Hebe this afternoon
(Martin Adlam and Don Young)
A Southern Hawker on the Hebe. (Martin Adlam)
2 Quail calling at Barbury this evening.
The Great Spotted Woodpecker is still coming into our garden for its food - got quite a mouthful early this evening - not a bad shot considering it was taken through our conservatory window.
We also had about 12 Long-tailed Tits, Blue Tits and Great Tits in the garden yesterday.
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Maureen Iles)
Wood Sandpiper present at midday. Via Birdguides Here
Royal Wootton Bassett
First for me here, a Green Woodpecker flying from trees in Jubilee Lake and feeding on the close cut front lawns and verges in my close.
Birds recorded were: Red Kite, Wood Pigeon, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Dunnock, Robin, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit,
Treecreeper, Wren, Magpie and Goldfinch.
Butterflies seen: Large Whites, Small Whites, Green-veined Whites, 6 Small Skippers, dozens of Meadow Browns and 2 Gatekeepers.
Also: 1 Roesel's Bush Cricket (Metrioptera roeselii), Common Green Grasshopper (Omocestus viridulus), Meadow Grasshopper (Chorthippus parallelus) and lots of Green Leaf-hopper (Cicadella viridis)
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Roesel's Bush Cricket (Martin Adlam)
Green Leaf-hopper (Martin Adlam)
Gatekeeper (Martin Adlam)
Small Skipper (Martin Adlam)