Amazing Record

September 19, 2008 at 9:37 pm

Mistle Thrush

Rain, rain and more rain can this Summer get any worse?

A week of dry weather has been most welcome although sunlight has been at a premium

A Speckled Wood butterfly has been seen plus Peacock and Red Admiral but a small consolation for what has been another appalling butterfly Summer

I have been informed by a very reliable local farmer that in August a Corncrake called on two different days in meadows by his farm. This is an amazing record as Corncrake have not bred at that farm for nearly fifty years! Was it a breeding bird or passage migrant? It will be interesting to see whether it returns next year.

On some Rowan berries on the Golf Course there were thirty two Mistle Thrushes – the largest number I have ever seen together locally.