22.07.12. Birdlog & Nature Notes #7

22.07.12. Birdlog.

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.