Sunday 15th June
With our other three staying with their cousins and the new baby fast asleep I managed to get out for an hour and a half. I spent my time just in the east and west scrub and the area around the scrape.
Best sighting were 4-5 Twayblade which I found after a tip off from Jerry Warne. Also a few Bee Orchid, hundreds of Common Spotted Orchid and the first emerging Pyrammidal. 4 Slow Worm and a Common Lizard in the East Scrub and only 1 Red Admiral and 1 Common Blue Butterfly, 1 Male Black Tailed Skimmer and several teneral BT Skimmers, a few 4-Spotted Chasers and innumarable Blue-tailed, Common Blue and Azure Damsels.
Birds of note were 2 Nightingale, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Willow Warbler and a Blackcap.