Dave and I trudged round with reduced expectations of seeing many birds, and the best we could manage were a Little Egret, and a Little Ringed Plover, while a singing Reed Warbler and a singing Cuckoo were also present. All of these birds have been around for at least a week.
Despite the temperature and gloom, insects were slightly more interesting. We saw the first two Large Skippers of the season, puzzled over what I thought was a bee, but was actually a soldier fly called Oxycera rara, and disturbed a number of moths.
The highlight was a spotted Roe Deer fawn which disappeared into the woodland before I could photograph it.
Here are some shots I did manage to take.
|Flecked General - Stratiomys singularior|
How very exciting.