Another very warm Autumn day, with little wind and cloudless skies. The lane was quiet again with just 1 Song Thrush, 2 Blackbirds and 2 Chiffchaffs. Overhead 5 Chaffinches and a Siskin.
From The Cuttings there were 2 Chiffchaffs calling from down in Penns Weare, where a small flock of Long-tailed Tits passed through with a Goldcrest following close by. Also here a Clouded Yellow butterfly.
In the grounds of St Andrew's Church just 2 Wall Lizards seen, a Red Admiral on the Ivy and lots of wasps and Common Drone Flies.
Not a lot in Penns Wood either with just a Speckled Wood and a few Harlequin Ladybirds.
Here are a few images from this afternoon:
The local Kestrel over the lower horse paddock........
.........before taking a break.
A Common Field Grasshopper (Chorthippus brunneus)
Common Drone Fly
A Syrphus hoverfly sp.
Birds Recorded: 1 Cormorant, Buzzard, Kestrel, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, 2 Skylark, 2 Meadow Pipit, Dunnock, Robin, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Chiffchaff, Goldcrest, Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Wren, Magpie, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Starling, House Sparrow, 8 Chaffinch, Linnet, 1 Siskin and Goldfinch.
Butterflies Recorded: 5 Red Admiral, 1 Clouded Yellow, 2 Large White, 3 Speckled Wood.
Also recorded: 2 Wall Lizards, 20+ Ivy Bees, Honey Bees, Buff-tailed Bumblebee, wasps sp., Common Drone Flies, Pied Hoverfly and Syrphus hoverfly sp.