Barely a sniff of any decent birds either though. The only discernible change being the presence of two drake Teal on the nearest flash.
In the absence of ornithological interest I turned to odonata (that's dragonflies if you don't like posh latin names). New for the year was a freshly emerged black-tailed Skimmer, and evidence of further emergences was provided by some exuviae (the cases of the larval forms left by the dragonflies as they crawl out of the water). These may have been of Emperor Dragonfly and Four-spotted or Broad-bodied Chaser, but I am not sure.
|Possibly Emperor Dragonfly exuvia|
|Possible Broad-bodied Chaser exuvia|
My invigorated interest in moths was pandered to by sightings of several Silver-ground Carpets, a Mother Shipton, and a tiny micro on a buttercup which turned out to be a Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciella.