An eveing walk under heavy grey skies, looking for dragonflies. As I arrived at the pond the heavens opened and little was recorded. 1 emperor dragonfly was a new addition to the parish list but little else apart from several azure damselflies.
Birds were in good numbers, with both coot and moorhen feeding young. 2 grey herons alighted in a local tree and a reed bunting sang from on top of the rape. Skylarks were also in good voice once the rain stopped and plenty of swallows and house martins sat on the wires or drank from the lake. A song thrush (shown here) was heard near The Hall.
A good find was a bee orchid on the banks of the largest lake, shown here. Other photographs show the distant reed bunting and a peacock! The latter will not be on my bird list.