|Plenty of Red-eyed Damselfly on Goose Pool|
It would seem that thus far this year it's been a great season for our nesting species, with lots of young birds throughout the reserve. Many butterflies to be found including a trio of Skipper with Large, Small and a single Essex recorded. Marbled Whites seemed abundant today with Comma and even Red Admiral in good numbers. Worryingly not a single Common Blue to be found anywhere on the reserve but I did manage my first Purple Hairstreak in the usual treeline along river meadow.
|Pyramidal Orchid ~ Anacamptis pyramidalis|
|Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp ~ Carlton path!|
Dragonflies should get a mention today with Black-tailed Skimmer, Migrant Hawker and Brown Hawker noted!