I parked at the church and walked to Netherstead along the road before returning across the fields. The birding highlight was the large numbers of Swifts over the field behind the pool, over 100 again.
|This gives some idea of the Swifts milling about|
|The young Little Grebe skulking at the back of the pool|
The Sedge Warblers at the dragonfly pools were again feeding young.
As for insects, there was plenty to see, but they were generally species I have already seen here this year.
|A female Emperor calmly egg-laying|
|The egg-laying process for Azure Damselflies is rather more frenetic|
|Another deerfly. This one appears to be Twin-lobed Deerfly Chrysops relictus|
|Yikes! A scary looking horsefly. Research underway.|