Friday, 27 July 2012

Too Hot even for Wildlife

The weather has been stifling.  Daytime temperatures hovering between 35 -40 degrees for some days.  Some welcome cloud has kept today below 30.  First some good news about the baby Scops Owl.  Its parents found it and hopefully fed it that night so all should be well.


So few birds about.  A distant Short-toed Eagle is the only raptor for the last day or so.  Juvenile Nightingales croak from the hedges and a few juvenile Sardinian, Subalpine and Melodious Warblers have been seen.  A bonus this morning was a juvenile Green Woodpecker a species I have not seen in the garden before.  The Woodchat Shrikes continue to frequent our area and a Hoopoe has been turning up in the mornings.

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