I set out at a bit of a loss this afternoon, now all the regular migrants are on my patch there is not so much to anticipate. I walked the tree nursery, Migrant Alley, and the college grounds, but very little bird activity was to be had. The only raptor was a KESTREL over the nursery, and the only singing migrants were a CHIFFCHAFF at the college, and a half hearted attempt from a LESSER WHITETHROAT at the scrub to the north of migrant alley. SWIFTS and SWALLOWS were being blown across the sky, but the House Martins haven't returned to there breeding site on the college buildings, but there is time yet.
Most of my time was taken up trying to photograph the Odonata hanging around the wet ditch at the North Western boundary of my patch, so i'll leave you with my attempted photo's.
Below is a Beautiful Demoisel, an immature male I think
This one is an Azure Damselfly
And the next is possibly a red Eyed Damselfly. I'm not sure! this is only my second year of trying to iD these tricky little blue jobs, I'm sure Greenie will put me right!
Now this one I know, a Broad bodied Chaser, Female
Whilst walking through the college grounds, trying to relocate the Spot. Fly. (which I didn't) I was surprised to see two butterflies they were Painted Ladies. Not very often I see them on my patch.