I’d rather face a Notch-horned Cleg armed to its teeth (or stylets) than have to run the gauntlet of a surreptitious ambush from the mighty marsh midges (Culicoides impunctatus). My arms are covered with (their nettle sting like) bites and I can’t even say it was worth the effort birding here this evening! All the same and for what it’s worth the usual Tufted Duck/Common Pochard combo were again present on the waters of No.6 tank. Likewise, Common Shelduck parents were still fostering an excess of surrogate chicks with shelducklings in a variety of age creches. A Little Grebe gave some good views as it sat preening on the waters below the banks from where I was watching.
There were a few leftover flying ants about which kept the high-flying Swift, Swallow and House Martin up in the evening sky.
Observer and images (except image 2): WSM.