Sunday, 13 May 2012

Oughtonhead Common

Today was probably the warmest day for a couple of months. The butterflies stole the show once again on this RSPB local group walk - a few Holly Blues, Speckled Woods, a Comma and lots of Small White, Brimstones and Orange Tips. The best bird was a Spotted Flycatcher, but I failed to see it because I was trying to photograph a Lesser Whitethroat (which was very skilled at flying of it's perch less than half a second before I pushed my finger down). There were also lots of Sedge Warblers, Whitethroats, Blackcaps and a single male Bullfinch. We also had a great display of House Martins, Swallows and Swifts swooping low over a large puddle in front of us.

Small White
Female Brimstone laying eggs
Sedge Warbler

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