After yesterday's blip in the weather it was back to wall to wall blue skies and lovely sunshine. The wind was coming from the north-east, but in sheltered spots it was very warm.
Main highlight today was watching a pair of Wrens taking food into a nest along Penn's Weare and also coming across my second Wall Brown of the year. The latter very close to where I saw one a few days ago. I might have to sit it out to capture a photo of one.
There were a few Common Whitethroats about with 3 males singing. One by the "Cuttings" and 2 in Penn's Weare.
Here are few images from this afternoon:
A Common Whitethroat.You can see how.......
.......he got his name.
A male Linnet
A Wrens nest tucked away between the rocks in Penn's Weare.
A male Wall Lizard at St Andrew's Church.
A female Green-veined White.
A hoverfly possibly one of the Syrphini species.
Sedge/grass to be identified.
Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) and Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber).
St Andrews Church grounds.
Birds Recorded: Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Dunnock, Robin, Blackbird, 3 Common Whitethroat, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Raven, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Linnet and Goldfinch.
Butterflies recorded: 1 Wall Brown, Large White, Small White and Orange-tip.
Hoverflies: Epistrophe eligans and a Syrphini sp.
Also seen 1 Wall Lizard.