Sunday, 23 May 2010

Hale headland and woods

Large-Red Damselfly, Hale Woods
Reed Bunting, Hale Head
Common Buzzard, Hale Woods
A leisurely walk around the Hale area during the afternoon produced Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Common Buzzards, 250 Shelduck, 11 Little Egrets (in flight over the river looking towards the ICI factory), Great Spotted Woodpeckers (nesting), Whitethroat, Blackcaps, Chiffchaffs, Goldcrests, Treecreepers, at least 5 Singing male Reed Buntings in the Oil Seed Rape field near the lighthouse.
Insects included Large Red Damselflys, Common Blue Damselflys, Brimstone, Orange Tips, Green-Veined Whites, Small Whites, Large Whites, Common Blue, Holly Blue, and Hawthorn Shieldbug.

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