Thursday, 18 October 2012


Today in and around Narroways: a Peregrine on the climbing centre, also a Sparrowhawk over the hill, a Jackdaw over the stony path, a Grey Wagtail over stony path, Jay near church field, Pied Wagtail over the hill, 2 Greenfinches and 2 Chaffinches over the cutting, Coal Tit at Lynmouth Road.


Invertebrates enjoying the sunshine included 5 Myathropa florea hoverflies fighting and perching on the bridge over the brook, 1 Eristalis hoverfly and a Green Shieldbug on the cutting.
Green Shieldbug
Myathropa florea hoverfly
At Fairlawn Road there was a Small White butterfly, a Harlequin Ladybird and a Green Shieldbug.

Small White
The ivy-covered wall halfway down St Andrews Road was buzzing with Honey Bees, Eristalis hoverflies and at least 1 Syrphus hoverfly.

Syrphus hoverfly

A Raven flew over the station and 2 or 3 Greenfinches were on the feeders. No fewer than 9 Magpies were feeding on the allotmant gardens. Yesterday at the station the Starling flock had reached the dizzy heights of 6 birds.


  1. great to have a Peregrine on St Werburghs Church - though the pigeons might not think so...

  2. I did notice a larger volume of pigeon droppings than usual.......