In all: 38 species of bird, 11 butterfly sp and 4 dragonfly species. Super 4 hour walk.
In the silver birches out side the house, a willow warbler was calling, posing for a few photos in what was good light. Sadly this light didn't last and by 12.00 noon it was decidedly murky.
|young grey heron|
|a very worn gatekeeper|
|singing robin in silhouette|
|and another shot of spot fly|
Bird species: willow warbler, common buzzard, garden warbler, chiffchaff, blackcap, blue tit, great tit, herring gull, carrion crow, chaffinch. wood pigeon, wren, robin, jay, swallow, linnet, great spotted woodpecker, green woodpecker, blackbird, bullfinch, goldcrest, dunnock, reed bunting, grey heron, kestrel, jackdaw, magpie, long tailed tit, rook, goldfinch, treecreeper (heard), house martin, little owl (heard), moorhen, collared dove, house sparrow, starling, spotted flycatcher.
Butterflies: speckled wood, red admiral, peacock, small heath, large white, small white, common blue, brimstone, small tortosieshell, meadow brown, gatekeeper.
Dragonflies: common darter, ruddy darter, brown hawker, migrant hawker.