Very few birds about, with house martins and swifts drinking at the lagoon. Several green woodpeckers and a large part of goldfinches (35+) along with a pair of tufted duck and a few reed buntings. A little grebe was noted on eggs, doing the usual thing of covering them with weed as she went off to feed. At the entrance to the hall is a dead tree, frequently a roosting spot for the local buzzard. He was there this afternoon. Over the lagoon were 2 emperor dragonflies, a single black tailed skimmer and a banded demoiselle damselfly. Several 1000 common blue damsels were over the water and breeding in the grass. Several common blue tailed damsels and some azure blues were also present.
Millennium Wood had a calling chiffchaff and singing blackbird but little else. A shaded broad bar moth was flushed and a few meadow browns, gatekeepers and small whites were present.
|pair of common blue damsels|
|Just a few of the swarm of common blue damselflies|
|shaded broad bar|