Sunday 30th June

Yesterday we reported the bad news about the cygnets but today we can report good news for a family of Mallard, she has successfully reared nine ducklings, which will be flying any day, really remarkable how she has kept them from all the predators.

We have not seen many butterflies this year, but yesterday there were a few Large Skipper about, normally they would be much earlier and maybe it’s a sign that the Pearl-bordered Fritillary will also be late.

The Longhorn moths are now flying, these small moths love the shaded areas and are fascinating to watch, normally six to eight will fly vertically up and down in a small group and it is the long antennae that catches your eye, extremely long compared to the size of the moth, with the males having the longest.

Bob and Bri