17th July 2013

Pleased to see the family of tufted ducks, still with nine ducklings. Quite a few dragonflies around today, including 4-spot chaser, black-tailed darter and a brown hawker. Managed a rather poor photo of the dsrter on the path by the main pool – just couldn’t get close to it.

Some marsh helleborines in flower, though none in the area where there were so many last year, probably because it was flooded for so long over winter.

Few grayling butterflies along the edge of the shingle and the lovely little haresfoot clover flowering.