Thursday 15th August

Yellow Bartsia

This year has been very poor, the usual places are either down in numbers or none at all. Most can be found on the large island, roughly 30, it can now be accessed with just boots.

Butterflies

There are still numerous Gatekeepers but fading fast, a few Common Blue, newly emerged Speckled Wood and caught on camera a newly emerged Red Admiral.

Little Grebe

When on the island looking for Bartsia a family of Little Grebe, one adult female and four young, swam past and through the reeds to the nest.

Swans

Now down to one cygnet, last one disappeared at the weekend, and this one will soon go unless it keeps close to the parents, this afternoon it was at the opposite end of the pond to both adults.

Bri