East to Middle Soar

A mid-morning visit missed the host of migrants but still turned up 6 wheatear, 4 yellow wagtail, 5 alba wagtails, 22 meadow pipits & 8 willow warblers. Female sparrowhawk soaring low with apparent juv indicating probable successful breeding in areas woods.

Butterflies included small pearl-bordered fritillary, grayling, lots of walls and painted lady plus 11 clouded yellows inc.two "helice".

I've noticed an apparent small westward migration of male emperor dragonflies over the past couple of weeks inc. 3 more today. Where they are going - who knows!

Posted August 7th, 2014 at 2:08 pm by Rob Macklin in Bird News