Whilst at the Scrubby Woods, a TURTLE DOVE sang, as did a few CHIFFCHAFFS and BLACKCAPS, but the only recently fledged young that were found were of the already noted SONGTHRUSH, ROBIN, WREN, DUNNOCK, BLUE and GREAT TIT. A bit of a surprise was seeing a Painted Lady butterfly, only the third species of butterfly recorded this month, and the 16th of the year. On the adjacent lakes there were 3 MALLARD, 2 MOORHEN, 7 CANADA GEESE and the feral BARNACLE GOOSE, just one adult COOT was seen feeding both youngsters, I wonder if the other is on eggs again ?
After failing to find any new species for the years breeding list, I walked over to the Tree Nursery, where I found some Damselfly on the wing, White-Legged and Common Blue I think,
|White -Legged Damselfly - female|
|White-Legged Damselfly - male|
|Common Blue Damselfly|
Depending on the the weather, which is meant to be pretty stormy tomorrow, I'll do a full patch walk first thing in the morning - until then here's a couple of photo's of a JAY that visited my garden this morning.