Saturday, 25 July 2015

July wildlife and a few Firsts

 Juvenile Blackcap- quite a few young warblers around today including Blackcaps (6+), Lesser Whitethroat (2+), Whitethroats (6+), Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler (10+) and 1 Sedge.
 Juvenile Whitethroat- young birds this time year are presumably mainly locally bred birds but some may also be on post breeding dispersal from a regional hinterland
 Adult Little Egrets
 One of eight Green Sandpipers on 100 acre. A couple of Common Tern today, also 2 Common Buzzard, 7 Kestrel, 2 Common Sandpiper and a few small finch flocks about; 15 Linnet and Goldfinch, 10 Greenfinch and 5+ Chaffinch.
 Dark Sword Grass- first for the year
Cochylis roseana- a first for the farmlands - the 527th moth species
Chrysotoxum cautumn- a couple on Bristly Ox-tongue along Bikers
 Scaeva pyrastri- new for the farmlands (if I've identified it right)
  Syrphus sp (left ) and Marmalade Fly (right)- easy to id Marmalade as only UK species with those thin cross bars in the yellow segments
  ? I've never seen one of these before- probably another new species for site.
 Phacelia- a new species for Beddington found by Nick Gardner

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