Friday 15th May

We have had a few bright but cool mornings, but the afternoons have warmed up enough to tempt out a few butterflies, a dishevelled Peacock was snapped yesterday, probably just emerged from hibernation.

Quite a few Whitethroats are bout this year, managed to catch one singing this morning.

Oystercatchers are often seen on the long pond, these two snapped this morning appear to be getting ready to nest.

Grazing of the reserve has been ongoing for some time now and the rank vegetation has been significantly reduced but flowers are still few in number, managed to find some nice Wild Pansy, which look even better against the background grass.

The Natterjack spawn strings have not grown in number but the photo shows how quickly the tadpoles have grown in a week.

Bob and Bri