Birds and other
wildlife recorded in July 2019
summer months are usually quiet for birds; breeding is largely over – though
some species will continue to breed while there is food available – and many
are in their post-breeding moult which leaves them vulnerable. However, in July
there were still many species to be seen in and over Linslade Woods. Common
Buzzards were about as were the occasional Stock Dove and frequent Woodpigeons.
A few Swifts were seen – possibly the final sightings for the year as they are
only here for a few short months before heading back to Africa. Green
Woodpeckers were seen on a few occasions, but no Great-Spotted Woodpeckers were
recorded (though they were certainly around!). All the common corvids were
seen: Magpie, Jackdaw, Rook, Jay and Carrion Crow. The diminutive Goldcrest was
heard on several occasions, and Tits were regularly observed: Great, Blue, Coal
and the very distantly related Long-tailed Tit. Nuthatches were about. Only two
warblers were noted: Chiffchaff and Whitethroat. Those all-year round regulars,
Wren, Blackbird, Robin and Dunnock were about as were House Sparrows. Finally,
three finches: Chaffinch, Goldfinch and Bullfinch.
and warmth brings out the butterflies, and several species were recorded,
including Marbled White, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Large and Small White, Comma
and Red Admiral.
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