Histon wildlife diary 2009
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SightingLocationTimeWeatherComments
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Sunday 24thA.M.Yellow wagtailHedge near hedge End9amSunny, clear, warm, calmSingle bird in top of hedge
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LinnetHedge near Poplar tree9.10amCock on top of hedge. Female appeared out of hedge and both flew off together
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WhitethroatLinnet hedge9.15amSingle bird flitting along top of hedge
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Painted lady butterflyPath by Linnet Hedge9.12amSunning itself on the ground
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P.M.Little owl Power lines near Linnet Hedge9.25pmDusk, warm, breezySame place and time as last night
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Monday 25thA.M.WhitethroatsNear Poplar tree8.30amOvercast, warm, breezyFirst poppies appeared
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LinnetsLinnet Hedge8.30am
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SkylarkAll fields8.15 - 9.30amMany skylarks singing
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Yellow wagtailMerlin Hedge adjacent to Bonfire9amLots of them - very photogenic
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LinnetMerlin Hedge9amSingle cock linnet - first time I saw one here
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Corn buntingMerlin Hedge9am
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Tuesday 26th
P.M.FoxBeanfield7.30pmBright, breezy , cool
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Chiffchaff?Hedge End7.45pmLooked like chiffchaf or reed warbler flitting around bottom of hedge at Hedge End
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LinnetMerlin Hedge8pmCock linnet and chick
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Yellow wagtailMerlin Hedge8pmSingle male on top of hedge
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Reed buntingMerlin Hedge8pmMale and female
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SkylarkBean Field7.45pm
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WhitethroatPoplar Hedge8.30pm
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Little owlPower lines between Linnet Hedge and Cottenham Road8.45pm
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Wed 27thP.M.SwallowAll fields8-8.45pmBright, breezy, coolLots of them!
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SkylarkBeanfield8-8.45pmA few up singing
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BlackbirdNear Poplar tree8.10pmPair of blackbirds making lots of alarm calls on ground behind hedge at Poplar. Biggish brown bird swooped away disturbed by me to apple trees where other birds alarmed. Possible little owl.
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JayHedge End8.20pmSwooped away from maple at Hedge End to adjacent corner of field
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RatMerlin Hedge8.30pmBig fat rat chased by Copper at bottom of Merlin Hedge - he didn't catch it!
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LinnetPower lines near Linnet Hedge8.40pm
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Fri 29thA.M.Little owlHedge along north side of Fallow Field11amHot ,sunny, breezyMugged in hedge by two magpies. Flew to apple tree.
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YellowhammerHedge alongside horse paddockToo far away to see, heard song
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Great spotted woodpeckerPoplar treeFlew east into poplar then flew back across Cottenham Road into trees behind houses
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Sun 31stA.M.Swifts South end of beanfield12amHot, sunny, breezy
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SkylarkEverywhere11-12am
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GreenfinchLinnet hedge
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Buzzard Towards Landbeach11.15amVery high, mugged by pair of gulls
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Corn BuntingEdge of North Bean Field past Hedge End11-1.15am
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LinnetHedge between Poplar and Hedge End11.30amCock and fledgling
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WhitethroatHedge near Poplar tree11.30amCouldn't see it but heard song
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P.M.SwalllowAll fields7.30-8.30pmWarm, sunny, breezyNumerous, flying low
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MerlinBeanfield7.30pmFlying high north to south over beanfield, looped round over Histon
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Corn buntingAll fields7.30-8.30pm
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SkylarkAll fields7.30-8.30pm
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Pied wagtailTrack by bonfire8pmPair of fledglings and an adult
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