Sunday, 6 August 2017

RHS Wisley, 5th August 2017

Although a place with not too many overly exciting birds, I can still post a few pictures from a little walk around Wisley yesterday morning with friends before the storm arrived. At the lake, there was a Little Grebe juvenile and two adults, and a few dragonfly and damselfly, including this damselfly. 
Little Grebe juv
Also were around were 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Speckled Wood,  6 Meadow brown, 3 Gatekeeper, 2 Brimstone, c.10 Small White, 2 Large White, 3 Painted Lady, 2 Small Heath, 2 Peacock, c.8 Red Admiral and a few Common Darter dragonflies. On the River, there were lots of Banded Demoiselle and a single Beautiful Demoiselle. About 20 Swallow flew around from various places, 100+ Swifts came over (possibly heading back to Africa :(, which would be annoying,) and a Hobby darted over the site at one point. Lots of common species, as well as a few Nuthatches and Treecreepers, flew between the trees.  

Meadow Brown

Common Darter

Common Darter

Small White


Banded Demoiselle

(stylised picture) Red Admiral
On Wednesday, we are off to Cornwall. With it being an excellent time (and year) for sea-watching with Shearwaters and Petrels and the like in great abundance I will definitely add at least 1 bird to my life list, if not way more! A great few weeks to come - hopefully!

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