A Water Rail calling from the south-east corner of No 4 tank. 3 Yellow Wagtail and Grasshopper Warbler at Lordship Marsh. A female Whinchat was present on No 5 tank. In the evening 3 Spotted Redshank dropped in. Both Marsh Harriers were observed.
A Fox caught an adult Coot on No 6 tank today!
A welcome return of fine weather saw the butterflies emerging and showing well. Several Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Gatekeeper, Comma (featured), Red Admiral and Meadow Brown. Also seen was a Common Footman moth (PC).
Observers: Paul Crawley, Sparky, WSM.
Comma, No 5 tank. Image by WSM.
Common Footman Moth. Image by Paul Crawley.