I went over to the Lakes and Scrubby Woods, via the Wet Woods, in which I found a TREECREEPER taking food to its recently fledged young, there are 3 breeding pairs on my patch that I know of now, a MOORHEN was sitting on a new nest here too.
Nothing was on the lakes, except the COOTS, two MALLARD and a Moorhen, I was hoping for the first Greylag Goose of the month, but it was not to be, I probably need to get here early in the mornings to beat the disturbance around the area. I was also on the lookout for the first Mistle Thrush of the month as I entered the Scrubby Woods but that wasn't found either, it was good that there was a bit of song still being heard from the likes of CHIFFCHAFF, BLACKCAP, TURTLE DOVE and GOLDCREST, that cheered the afternoon up :-)
I soon turned my attention to the Butterflies, I wanted to try and photograph the Purple Hairstreaks, and although 3 were seen floating around an Oak tree, they never came down near enough for the camera. There were plenty of Red Admiral and Comma about though, plus one or two Green Veined Whites, all good for a photo or two :-)
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