25 July, 2012 20:19

Wednesday, 25th July
Quite a damp experience, walking round the reserve today and the horseflies were out in force! At the fishing pool, saw a reed warbler with a beakful of insects, so still feeding young. It flew into an area at the north end. Also heard a grasshopper warbler singing close to the car when I left around 11.30. Otherwise fairly quiet on the bird front.
Found a few round-leaved wintergreen – the first time I had seen this plant. Thanks, Ian, for sending me to the right area. Found about six plants in one small area and got a few not very good photos.