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Last Updated: 21st August 2019

Birds and other wildlife recorded in July 2019

The 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.


Sun 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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