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Woundwort Shieldbug

Found yesterday in the garden by Loren and we were not sure what it was. approx the size of a small ladybird around 6mm and did not realise it was a s...
20-04-2018 16:04

Still a trickle

Mainly sunny with variable cloud, 20°, breezy SSE.Still a trickle of migrants coming thru, hopefully will pick up.A Cuckoo and 3 Lesser Whitethroat ou...
19-04-2018 16:03

Cuckoo plus 2 Warblers

Cloud clearing with some sunny spells, 14°, light S. Ed was down on the marsh way before me this morning and heard our first Cuckoo of the year. I arr...
18-04-2018 16:03

Slow but Sure

Sunny at first then clouding over, 13°, breezy SSW.Migration still a little slow but is happening.2 Willow Warbler, a Garden Warbler, a Lesser Whiteth...
17-04-2018 16:03

More Migrants

Cloudy with light rain showers, 11°, light S. More migrants arriving with a Lesser Whitethroat, a Yellow Wagtail and approx. 12 House Martin at Cholse...
16-04-2018 16:03

Muntjac, Wheatear & Reeve's

Sunny (at last), 13°, light SSE. A text from Alan Dawson alerting me to 2 Wheatear on Lollingdon Hill today saw Loren and I jump in the car to go and ...
15-04-2018 16:03

Migration hiatus"

Cloudy & misty, 8°, light NW. A claggy day and a bit cooler than of late and migration not really kicking off just yet. 2 Raven today out at Lollingdo...
12-04-2018 16:03

Another wet one!

Rain and more rain. 9°, light NW. Worth getting wet for was the first Willow Warbler of the year near the Millennium Wood singing sporadically when co...
10-04-2018 16:03

Comings & Goings

Hazy sunshine, 14°, breezy SW. 2 Swallow flew thru Lollingdon just prior to midday???my first of the year, 7 Chiffchaff and 4 Blackcap were all I coul...
07-04-2018 16:03

Spring almost here

A very spring like day, sunshine, 11° and very little wind. A late and short visit to the hill this afternoon and a few raptors thermalling over the h...
06-04-2018 16:03

Spring slowly arriving

Wet ?n Windy, frequent rain showers, 10°, Fresh S. Hardly worth going out today with rain and more rain, however the walk did me good! 2 singing Chiff...
05-04-2018 16:03

River in flood

Brighter with a few rain showers, 12°, light SSW. Down on the Marsh this morning???????.fairly quiet with 2 singing Chiffchaff and 3 singing Reed Bunt...
04-04-2018 16:02

Rainy Days and Mondays

Light rain, 8°, light to breezy SSE. Another wet day and getting very soggy out there with almost twice the average rainfall for March and April getti...
03-04-2018 16:03

Quiet & Wet

Light to moderate rain??..again, 7°, light E. Another wet walk out to Lollingdon with little change from last time. This time last year a couple of Sw...
31-03-2018 16:03

First Swallow of the year

Cloudy with light rain showers, 6°, light WNW. First Swallow of the year hawking over Cholsey Marsh this morning, also a small flock of Siskin present...
31-03-2018 16:03

A wet one

Light to moderate rain, 8°, breezy NW. A wet morning with persistent rain so decided to drive out rather than walk to Lollingdon. Approx. 500 ?Winter ...
29-03-2018 16:03

Tuesday on the Marsh

Cloudy with some light rain showers, 10°, light SW. A visit to Cholsey Marsh this morning after tending to the Dexters and still relatively quiet. The...
28-03-2018 16:03

Redshank

Light cloud with the odd sunny spell, 11°, light W. A Redshank found out on the floods today along with 2 Teal, 3 Herring Gull, c80 Lesser Blackback G...
27-03-2018 16:05

C'mon Spring......still waiting.

Cloudy with the odd bright spell, 11°, breezy SW. A walk out to Lollingdon Hill again today with a good number of Meadow Pipit on the move. Maybe 100 ...
24-03-2018 16:03

Is Spring arriving"

Sunny spells, 8°, light W. Felt quite warm in a few places, a hint of spring and some incoming migration! Lollingdon hill hosted 5 Meadow Pipit and a ...
22-03-2018 16:03

Grass Snake

First Grass Snake of the year in Cholsey photographed by Alan Dawson....
21-03-2018 16:03

Winters End"

Sunny spells, 0° but getting milder, cold wind from ENE. Snow starting to disappear as the day progressed but a chilly wind still. c25 Lapwing and sev...
20-03-2018 16:03

And the snow came!

Overcast with snow showers dying out, 0°, breezy NE. Snow settled overnight but only a couple of centimetres hopefully will be gone sometime tomorrow....
19-03-2018 16:03

Winter........a slight return.

Overcast with light snow showers, 0°, light to breezy NE. A slight return to winter this weekend but hopefully will be short lived! The garden quite b...
18-03-2018 16:04

Thrushes on the move

Sunshine and showers, 12°, light SSE. A walk out to the Lees and then Lollingdon, still very muddy underfoot after last night?s rain but quite mild. 3...
16-03-2018 16:03

Black on Black

Overcast with some light rain showers, 13°, light SE. Although we live right next to a Rookery they are rarely seen in the garden. Today we had 12 in ...
12-03-2018 16:03

Update on the Red Kite deaths

I received a call from Brian Wyatt this evening and the theory on the 2 dead Red Kites is that they are 2 young Kites that were raised nearby and that...
08-03-2018 16:04

Dead Kites & Foxes in Cholsey

This is fast becoming a concern! Information received today."I saw with interest on your blog posting for Saturday that another dead fox has been repo...
08-03-2018 16:04

Dexters Midnight Colours

Cloudy, 10°, light SSE.Sorry such a corny title................but ?A visit to tend the Cattle on Cholsey Marsh this morning. Since the latter end of ...
07-03-2018 16:03

Back in the Field

Overcast, 9°, breezy SSW.A walk out to the hill today with the weather back to the norm for this time of year.4 Yellowhammer (1 in song) on the way ou...
06-03-2018 16:03

Unfortunate Heron

A few sunny spells and rain showers, 10°, light SE. A couple of Redpoll and a Common Pochard on Cholsey Marsh today and an unfortunate Grey Heron that...
05-03-2018 16:03

The Thaw

Overcast, 4°, light W. A temperatures crept in to plus figures the snow started to disappear rather quickly and by around 14:00 this afternoon most of...
04-03-2018 16:03

Another cold one

Overcast with a few light snow showers, -1°, light to breezy WNW. Another busy day in the garden with the number of Fieldfare rising to around 20. The...
03-03-2018 16:03

Beast from the East or just Winter"

Overcast with blustery snow and sleet flurries, -3°, light to breezy ENE.The garden got really busy today as this cold weather continues. A few specie...
02-03-2018 16:03

Winters still here!

Sunny intervals, a few snow flurries, -3°, breezy NNE. Not a lot of snow around but the ground is frozen and some ditches and slower moving brooks hav...
01-03-2018 16:03

Local roundup

Overcast, 3°, light NNE. A little colder than of late and unfortunately not getting out at the moment so just a roundup of info gathered. A male Bramb...
23-02-2018 16:02
 



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