The scrapes were chocca with birds, including 2 Wood Sandpipers, 8+ Black tailed Godwit, 6+ Ruff, and an adult Mediterranean Gull amongst dozens of commoner species.
On the main pool, a Little Grebe had 4 newly hatched humbugs on its nest, a bit late I think, and there were good numbers of wildfowl including 3 Wigeon. Willow Warbler and Sedge Warbler were in the willows.
I spent some time wandering the track outside hoping for the hawker without success but I did see a single male Common Darter and a host of butterflies - 1 Painted Lady, 1 Red Admiral, 2 Wall Brown, 2 Small Copper, 3+ Green veined White, 2 Large White all in a short distance.
The seawatching was poor, the wind needs to be more northerly than north westerly here.
|Above - Painted Lady with an unidentified caterpillar not seen until the pics were on the computer.|
|A pair of Wall Browns|