|Black Redstart @ Napton Reservoir!!|
A number of Butterflies were on the wing and I managed various small numbers of Small Tortoiseshell, Comma and Peacock. Just off one of the conservation areas I discovered a small pool which was brimming with Frog Tadpoles, a welcome sight on a reserve that doesn't do too well for frogs and Toads.
Sunday's Blackcap was still vocal in New Hare Covert and also observed was a lone ♂Swallow still hanging around the Lafarge works and probably one of the local nesting ones back on site. Other than the usual sightings it was a pleasant but quiet visit.
Sadly no further sign of the Black Redstart at Napton and unfortunately today my usual Tuesday Brandon birding day was rudely interrupted, when I spent most of the morning with other members of the conservation team rescuing the team boat. Which for the second time had been vandalised and sunk by some low life's, who'd intentionally filled it with sand to sink it. Fortunately the individuals involved were photographed and I'm sure things will develop further.
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Finally from a migration birding perspective Chiffchaff's now seem well established, more Blackcap's are now singing around the reserve and two Little Ringed Plovers were the only additions on East Marsh Pool. More Butterflies on the wing today with Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma, Brimstone and my first Orange Tip of the year near Primrose Bank.