Monday 9th July

This dry spell appears to have driven the dragonflies from the ponds, similar to the swifts and swallows, to the grassland

, where the food is more plentiful.
Meadow Browns ans Gatekeepers are flourishing with an occasional Small Tortoiseshell, but no sign of the Grayling.
We spotted a Heron in an unusual position yesterday, actually lying down on the spit in the long pond, and then there were two Oystercatchers being pestered by a Magpie.

Bob and Bri