Saturday, 28 July 2012
Bronzed Beauty in the Garden!
The female Brown Hawker was again fling around the garden at midday, a Meadow Brown also showed well. A Large White Butterfly put in an all too brief appearance too. On the roof of the Bungalow opposite 2 Green Woodpeckers perched, an adult male (sexed when it flew down to their front garden) and on the eastern edge of the roof an immature Green Woodpecker too. Finally the Hobby was again hunting Cockchafers this evening making regular sorties over the garden in particular tonight and also the north end of Fallowfields. It appeared from 8.43 to 9.15pm, being constantly in view for the last 18 minutes of the duration of its stay. Finally, a Pipistrelle Bat flew south down the east side of the house past our House Martin nests at around 9.10pm.