Bird wise, no sign of the common sandpiper noted on the 18th, but a cormorant and 2 little grebes were on the water. In the willows, small flocks of linnet whilst swallows and house martins scooped water in flight.
Moorhens and coots were on the small "dragonfly pond" and flying around, small whites, common blues, gatekeepers, small tortoiseshell and meadow brown butterflies.
A silver Y moth fled as I walked through the grass. An enjoyable hour with a picnic. I plan to return to the hall tonight with the moth trap. Weather indicates it could be a good night, but would benefit from a bit of cloud cover and a drop in the breeze. Temperatures reached 30C this afternoon, so it would be good if this only dropped by 10 degrees this evening.
|2 juvenile coot|
|black tailed skimmer|
|Common blue damselfly|
|Silver Y moth darting for cover|
|Male common blue|
|Distant common sandpiper|
|overhead cormorant after take off|
|A damselfly weather vane|