Friday, 26 August 2016

What a difference 3 days make .

Date: 23/25 - 08/2016
Newton St Loe then SandPoint and Chew Valley
Weather: 23rd Lovely blue skies warm sunny,Thursday Very wet and Grey !
A bit of a catch up first the patch a stunning day with Barn Swallows lining the phone wires in Village feeding up the youngsters. Also the Hobby still over village, thought at first Kestrel but on getting home and looking at images his Red trousers could clearly be seen !

A count of around 35 species but great all the same. Skylark not seen for a few weeks on patch nearly didn't see this one can you ???

Just to prove there is one!

Next off Sandpoint. Reports of a Clouded Yellow on Wednesday so off i went, Weather forecast was not promising but what the heck !
A few Wheatear in the rain and 2 Common Blues was it on first pass.

Walking back towards trigpoint and this juvenile Stonechat looked fed up with rain like me !

But rain went off and a few birds started to sing so did another lap hoping !
Chiffchaff and overhead Barn swallows were in goodish numbers.

Apart from a few small white butterflies that was all O and a small group of Linnets.

Back towards Carpark and probably best photo of the day a Blackbird !!

On way home and it's raining again oh joy ! But decided to stop Chew Valley Herriots end a few people feeding bread and gulls going ape !

Great looking Lesser Black Backed gulls.

Couldn't see any Yellow Legged gulls but Gadwalls at back with the best of the ducks .

Still raining and nice weather for ducks and Coots i left them to it . 
Will i ever get my Clouded Yellow ? 
Tune in next week for more :)

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