Friday, 16 April 2010

1st Monty for the patch!

Local patch: today at 13.53 pm I just returned from school, when I've noticed a raptor flying northwards above the patch. As I watched through the bins I immediately realised it was a nice female MONTAGU'S HARRIER. Very slim appearence, characteristic flight... a few soars with a Buzzard, then it disappeared over the treetops of the pine wood. This represents the first record for the species in my local patch.
The usual Nightingale is singing regularly every day, while nice flocks of Common Swifts are gathering in the skies.
This morning I found a Garden Carpet on the house's wall and seen this year's first Scarce Swallowtail.