Trip reports

Morning walk around the upper part of Kilvey Hill

Morning walk around the upper part of Kilvey Hill
John Roach

Sunday, 11 August 2013

The group of fifteen set off from Morris Lane and headed clockwise following a circular path around the Hill. Butterflies were more noticeable than birds for most of the walk with many Speckled Woods and Gatekeepers as well as a Red Admiral and a Common Blue Birds proved somewhat elusive but a Tree Pipit came close with a beakful of moth. Buzzards were seen in the distance (see photo) as well as occasional woodland birds between the trees on the heather moorland. House martins and swallows flew close when we stopped for a break and skylarks and great tits were seen in the birch and conifer woodland leading back to the start. It was a comfortable walk on a sunny day and twenty four species were seen in total.