|Herring Gulls on our roof|
Ingrid and I went to check on the Shelduck brood on the downs near Lychpole Farm in the afternoon and walked a loop through No-Man's-Land and back down Titch Hill. Eight young Shelducks were still present and growing well, sharing the pool with a couple of juvenile Pied Wagtails and the occasional Linnet. Seven Corn Buntings, a Yellowhammer, a Meadow Pipit, a Raven, a couple of Moorhens on the other dewpond (including calls from a juvenile), five Buzzards, two Kestrels and four Swifts were among the other birds noted. It was a busy walk for butterflies though, with multiple Dark Green Fritillaries, Large Skippers, Red Admirals, Peacocks, Large Whites, Small Tortoiseshells, Meadow Browns and Small Heath.
|Dark Green Fritillary on the downs|
|young Shelducks on the pool near Lychpole Farm|