Saturday 9th August
Seeing as it was early I suprised by the number of butterflies, 60+ Gatekeeper, 12 Meadow Brown, 1 Common Blue, 1 Large White, 1 Essex Skipper, 2 Speckled Wood and best of all in the East Scrub my first Brown Argus here for the year - a bit worn but pleased with that.
I scanned the Round Pond again for Small Red-Eyed Damselfly but no sign again, I did see good numbers of Red-Eyed Damsels a few Black-tailed Skimmer and several Common Darter.
Bird were few and far between - Green Woodpecker, Willow Warbler (in song as well as 'hueeting') and a large flock of Long-tailed tit.
Common Darter (Fred - a worn female?)