We saw plenty of butterflies including our first Ringlets and Marbled Whites of the year. The sunshine and heat made them very reluctant to settle though. The flash field was hiding whatever birds were in it due to the long grass. We eventually discovered there were at least 40 Lapwings and not much else.
Dragonflies were also well represented, and were slightly more obliging than the butterflies. We saw at least three White-legged Damselflies.
|Female White-legged Damselfly wafting its pheromones about|
|Immature Ruddy Darter|
|Common Emerald Damselfly|
|Mute Swan and cygnet|
|The bold Pheasant|
The final unusual sighting of the day was a Painted Lady which flew past us at the Dragonfly Pools.