Three types of Gull flew over migrant alley, also a GREY HERON, the SWALLOWS were skimming low, hunting for insects, but SWIFTS and HOUSE MARTINS were fewer than of late. In the college grounds I again found a SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, where there were also a few Damselflies and Chasers about, as well as a Common Darter. At the scrub headland, at the north end of migrant alley I found my first Gatekeeper butterfly of the year.
So in the end it was well worth getting out early - you just don't know what you might find!
A Female Broad Bodied Chaser
A Female Common Darter
My First Gatekeeper Butterfly Of The Year