Much of the mornings activity mirrored yesterdays, but a notable flock of GREYLAG and CANADA GEESE flew over the Wet Woods around 8:00am, I watched them take to the air from the recently cut Rape field just off my patch, from my vantage point at Migrant Alley I counted a minimum of 200 Greylags and 70 Canada's, amazing to watch.
The berry bearing shrub at the Scrubby Woods was again hosting at least 5 BLACKCAPS, and the GARDEN WARBLER. Amazingly, after seeing my first Garden warbler of the year yesterday, a second bird was seen feeding with a mixed Tit flock in the Wet Woods, it was high up in the canopy, the first time ive seen one with a Tit flock.
With the long sunny spells this morning, the other wildlife came into there own, with 14 Butterfly species being seen, most of these were feeding on a large Budlea bush in the Scrubby Woods, 7-10 Red Admirals, 2 Peacocks, 2 Commas, lots of Gatekeepers and a few Large and Small Whites made for a great sight.
Also this morning my first sighting of some Odenata species for what seems like weeks, Brown Hawker, Common Darter and White legged Damselfly were seen.
I took a real mix of photo's today, here's a few :-
Above: A GREEN WOODPECKER, feeding on the floor of the Scrubby Wood
Above: One of the WHITETHROATS at the Tree Nursery, I located the family of 6 that fledged there a week ago.