3 Cetti's Warblers were singing from their respective breeding territories this morning. Also present Grey Wagtail, 3 Dabchick, Red-legged Partridge, 2 Small Copper, 1 Holly Blue and 8 Speckled Wood. A male Banded Demoiselle was near the hide. (L & A Corrall/K. Bannister)
A pair of Mute Swan have 6 cygnets and a Little Egret was feeding on the flashes. A Garden Warbler sang near the Ash Plain and an Oystercatcher was calling nearby. Perhaps they are feeding their fledged young from the nest on Ferrymoor Flash? A single Bee Orchid was flowering.
15 species of butterfly included 1 Marbled white, 2 Painted Lady, 2 Red Admiral, 12 Brimstone (8m), 86 Common Blue, 53 Small Heath, 9 Large Skipper and 1 Brown Argus. A Mint Moth was flying and 4 larvae of the Mullein Moth were feeding on the leaves of a Moth Mullein flower. (C. Parkin)