A really quiet day today with loads to do at home so it was just a short walk along the railway path with the dog. On the bird front were a singing Corn Bunting as usual, a few Swallows and House Martins, a flock of Goldfinches and a family party of Chiffchaff. There were quite a few butterflies about, mainly Large and Small Whites plus a few Ringlet and Meadow Brown along with a single Brimstone. Least expected was a Southern Hawker dragonfly.

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4 responses to “

  1. Hi Malc. I don’t suppose you have a grid ref for the Southern Hawker so I can add it to the county database? Sightings are quite rare in that 10km square!

    • Hi Steve,

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      Meself and Steve D had a Migrant Hawker at Coate this evening SU181818.

      I think you mean all Dragonfly sightings are rare.

  2. Thanks Malc, yes I did mean dragonfly records generally! Migrant Hawkers just starting to appear now. I had one yesterday at Lower Moor Farm – an immature male.

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