Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Full Patch Walk


Date: 14/07/2015

Location: Newton St Loe
Weather: Drizzly Rain, Some Cloud + Blue Sky

Other Species: Blackcap, Whitethroat, Chiffchaff, Raven, Buzzard, Linnet.

Butterflies: Red Admiral, Peacock, Small White, Large White, Small Skipper, Essex Skipper, Comma, Ringlet, Marbled White

Observation: 
Headed out on walk through Bath Mill building site, but soon to be finished! Up on to Dog track Small and Essex Skippers abundant with around 4 Marbled Whites and the same Ringlets. On out through wooded bit and on left by cherry tree and Damsons there were Long-tailed Tits, Chiffchaff's, Blackcap's Blue and Great Tits all juveniles like a little Crèche !


There was more Long Tailed but around 6 different species ! 


Juvenile Chiffchaff


Leaving behind the creche headed on to Byway this lovely looking Wood Carpet Moth  Landed briefly, it maybe Common Carpet but going on slightly darker band I go for wood ! :)

  
Not a fan of spiders but Still stunning a Nursery Web Spider, on guard.


 Towards Seven Acre around 20 Gatekeepers with Skippers and the odd Peacock


After watching Buzzards over Seven Acre and about 20 Swifts headed on to Village. Barn Swallows up and hunting over village but not much else @ Lake spotted this nasty little chap a Horse Fly sunning himself on bench, looks like he's got shades on !


On Lake Swan still with 4 young, spotted the Heron family with one juvenile.
On out through college no sign of Little Owls :( 
Saw around 10 Linnets couple of Yellowhammers and many Goldfinch on thistle heads.


Terrible sky raining at this point of walk :(


Saw 2 Whitethroat again juveniles .On way back 3 Ravens feeding in roadside field .


Thanks For Looking :)