These very warm days and nights have brought out lots of butterflies and dragonflies, Lew normally does a count on his way around and these are his figures,
Yesterday – 320 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Heath, 8 Gatekeepers and 49 Grayling.
Today – 27 Gatekeepers, 1 Black-tailed Skimmer, 2 Emperor, 3 Brown Hawker, 3 Four Spot Chaser and 1 Southern Hawker.
Nearly all the Natterjack pond are now dry, when checking the one in the field, there was a stranded eel, unfortunately just missed saving it by a few hours.
The Sparrow Hawk young have now fledged, managed to catch a shot of the last one.
Bri and Lew