Sunday, 7 June 2015

Sunday June 7

A warm sunny day, despite a light north-westerly breeze.

Dave and I traipsed around with limited optimism that any unusual birds would be found, and indeed we were offered only slim pickings. The edge of Bannams Wood produced a pair of Marsh Tits feeding two recently fledged juveniles.

Juvenile and adult Marsh Tit
A Goldfinch posed on wires.

While down at the pools the water level had dropped sufficiently to allow a Redshank to visit.


It also appeared likely that at least one pair of Lapwings has young as they were extremely agitated.

With the temperature rising, insects were always going to feature heavily.

Carder bee sp
probable Catharis cryptica (a species of soldier beetle)
Common Blue Damselfly
Large Red Damselfly
At the dragonfly pools the water-level has fallen further raising the possibility they could dry out this summer. At least three Broad-bodied Chasers were seen there, but nothing else.

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