|A Marbled White and a Ringlet|
|My best effort at a Swift so far.|
It turned out that this very tall plant was Chicory.
At the flash it initially seemed all was quiet, three Teal and a Green Sandpiper still. The muddy bit has been colonised by tall thick, and above all annoying, vegetation. A few Lapwings poked their heads out of it. Then in a gap behind it a small wader showed briefly. I thought I knew what it was, but after waiting for a quarter of an hour I could see no further sign. I decided to move further along the hedge to a place where I knew there was a tiny gap in the foliage through which bits of the flash were visible. This was a masterstroke and I relocated the bird and confirmed it to be the first Common Sandpiper of the year. Could I get a record shot through the hedge?
|84. Common Sandpiper|
Returning past the pool, the adult Little Grebes were as elusive as ever, but I got a clear view of the third bird, a fully fledged juvenile.
|Narrow-bordered Five-spot Burnet|