Wednesday, 12 July 2006

Bird news

Wednesday, 12th July
  • Several male Small Red-eyed Damselflies on lilypads on the swimming pool at east end, plus at least one pair in tandem. Probably the first Lodge record of this recent colonist. Also lots of Red-eyed Damsels to confuse (found by Tony Payne & Keith Blomerley; also seen IKD, DFD, Mark Ward)
  • Grass Snake in gardens (Lucy Cox)
  • Stoat seen well near the hide at lunchtime (Paul Donald)
Tuesday, 11th July
  • Purple hairstreak from my window at 15.28 day flying between oaks. (Mark Ward)
  • A large grass snake in the linear pond in the Lodge gardens (Paul Donald)
  • 1 very worn Hummingbird Hawk-moth nectaring on the Verbena in the Memorial Garden. Pics here (Katie Fuller et al)
Monday 10th July
  • c80 swifts gathered outside ahead of a storm. (Mark Ward)
  • A Stoat ran straight across the Gatehouse car park again, at 13:45 on Monday. Seems to be quite regular around that area at the moment. (Kathryn Balaam, Jamie Wells)
  • Hummingbird Hawk-moth just outside gardens (Lynn Giddings)

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