Thursday, 6 August 2015

From Rubble to River !

Date: 05/08/2015

Location: Patch Walk; River Avon + Carswood 
Weather: Mostly cloudy with a chance of meatballs :/ 
Other Species: Whitethroat, Buzzard, Cormorant, Kingfisher, Swift, House Martin, Barn Swallow, Mistle Thrush.

Observation: Headed out through Bath Mill, coming to a end now but still full of Workmen, Cleaners, Diggers, Lorries and Vans, they are still planting including wild flower seeds and Buddleia all good stuff for Butterflies next year !
But headed up towards Dog Track, saw 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Pheasants. Up towards Crossroads on byway could hear Buzzard calling and calling couldn't see, headed on along lane and 2 Buzzards soared over head Mewing like a couple of cats !

  After scurrying along side of Seven Acre, a few Butterflies Mainly Gatekeeper, Small White, Peacock. Heard the screeching of 2 Swift, 10 House Marting and 30+ Barn Swallow, Watched a while then headed on round field 2 Whitethroat hiding in bush.

Just before Globe pub Flushed what must have been 150+ Wood Pigeons, feeding on stubble.
Crossed the new crossing, Nice, much easier! And down towards Railway Arch just through on the left 2 more Whitethroat's Left this picture big ,Well camoed eh !

Saw a Black Tailed Skimmer and a Kingfisher briefly but on stopping for a breather this, I think, Emerald Damselfly Perched. 
Apparently first found in this county 2009 ! No its a Banded Demoiselle female ,Doh !

These Buzzards live Keslton Park and often give a better show than Seven Acre Buzzards
Around 500ft from me at this point separated by the River Avon.
On way back looked for Clouded Yellow Butterfly, last 2 years around this date, but not today.

Thanks For Looking !

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