With the fog not properly lifting until gone 08:00hrs, the most productive part of the morning was lost, however, I did get to see a GREY WAGTAIL (50) drop into the Greenhouse Grounds, bringing up the 50th species for July.
The KESTREL pair were seen up hunting and carrying prey to their young, which were not seen today, a BUZZARD was over the Wet Woods, where I heard what sounded like a young one constantly calling, unfortunately I couldn't locate it in the canopy, so successful breeding for this species has not been confirmed, but I suspect they have bred on my patch this year for the first time :-)
Not much else was of note bird wise, but a search for Dragonflies and Butterflies proved more interesting when I saw my first Brown Hawker of the year, plus the first Small Skippers were seen.
Small Skipper, a male by the looks of it :-)
A few White-legged Damsels were also seen, the males have now matured to a lovely powder blue colour.
Common Darter, Beautiful Demoiselle and large red Damselfly were the other Odonata species seen today.