Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Grassland in the blue

This afternoon I visited the open grassland area, at the roadside, near Dane-Sežana (SLO). The birds included: Corn Bunting (at least 2-3 pairs), Cirl Bunting, Red-backed Shrike (1 m), TURTLE DOVE (1 perching on an exposed branch), Melodious Warbler (1), Skylark (about 2-3 pairs), Cuckoo (seen flying), Common Whitethroat, Mistle Thrush, Buzzard. Instead the grass was full of butterflies: mainly Silver-studded Blues, Meadow Browns and a Small Heath, plus some other probable blue sp.
Some Blues:

A Meadow Brown:

Small Heath:

Red-backed Shrike:

Corn Bunting: