|Purple Hairstreak - So difficult to pick out in the Oak!|
|Young Blackcap - Feeding up on the elder berries|
Although East Marsh Pool was initially quiet, Water Rail, two Snipe and a single Greenshank were found after we returned from the screen area, where the only species of not were Reed Warbler and Kestrel.
The River Meadow provided my second Purple Hairstreak of the week and on the river Avon itself, two Water Rail were also recorded. The walk past the farm area had two Hobby hunting over the farm pool reedbed and butterflies of note included various numbers of Whites plus: Meadow Brown, Brimstone, Small Copper, Common Blue, Brown Argus and Small Heath, which are now showing in good numbers.
|Small Tortoiseshell at Napton Reservoir|
|Young Great-crested Grebe at Napton Reservoir|