Underside of Orange-Tip
Stonefly [thanks to Nick Patel] (c) 2009 Aileen Urquhart
Speckled Wood (c) 2009 Aileen Urquhart
This venue's wildlife was an improvement on last week's, but the warblers were still down in number from previous years. A Whitethroat had arrived since last week, but we didn't see the large raptors (Red Kite & Buzzard) we had last time. The Lesser Whitethroat was further away this week, but the Bullfinches gave better views. The Blackcaps were definitely down in number from their peak five years ago, but a female showed well for the pm crowd. The Yellowhammer proved pretty confiding, but the Linnets maintained their distance. A pair of Kestrel were noisy & entertaining for the pm session. The jury is still out on this venue. It's a bit off when the best wildlife is now found outside the nature reserve!