Monday 27th August

The two swans on the long pond,(female with blue ring), have now taken over from the last pair in which the female (white ring TYP) died. They are now the chasing and not the chased, see attached photo of the most recent pair to be harassed by them.
Hawthorn trees are doing very well, see photo of a couple covered in berries, is this a sign of coming bad winter?
Whilst checking one of the moth traps, we found a few Round Leaved Wintergreen, not seen these for a few years,
Also found a ring of large fungi.
Other photos of Natterjack tadpoles and toadlets, very late brood but look as though they are thriving, and a dosing heron on the long pond.

Bob and Bri