With the grey cloud and brisk, cool wind, there wasn' t a Butterfly or Damselfly to be found this afternoon. In fact my walk around the lake and scrubby woods was a very subdued affair, the only things that were of note were finding that the PHEASANTS eggs had hatched, she was still sitting on them yesterday afternoon, so they probably hatched out this morning :-)
I also noted that the COLLARED DOVES had also hatched out two young, which clung precariously to an excuse of a nest!
Bird sightings were few, but a KESTREL was up over the woods, and the BLACKCAPS, CHIFFCHAFFS and SONGTHRUSH, gave a bit of song between them. A large flock of juv. and adult LONG TAILED TITS came past, around 16 were seen, but it was difficult trying to count them. COAL TITS, BLUE TITS, GREAT TITS, GOLDCREST and MISTLE THRUSH were all observed carrying food for their respective broods.
On the lakes, one adult COOT, two MALLARD and two MOORHEN were seen, along with 6 CANADA geese, and 4 goslings, ive still not re located the Mandarin duck family, I wonder where they went ?