☀️24C Monday 7th May 2018 (Bank Holiday) ~ An early morning visit to Summer Leys Nature Reserve in Northamptonshire with the wife before the heat set in.
|Yes ~ That tiny dot in the middle is a Wood Sandpiper😀|
|More Garden Warblers than Blackcaps today|
Taking the footpath around to the Britten hide at least five Garden Warblers, in fact, more of these than Blackcaps singing today. Naturally just as Dazza and I arrived for the amazing Great Egret photos the bird took flight! Still, we spent a short time here, Dazza picking out a distant Red Kite, plus Cuckoo, only heard distantly.
We completed the full circuit encountering the usual warblers, which included the above Sedge Warbler. Many butterflies 🦋 on the wing, mainly Brimstone, Green-veined White and Orange Tip, but also managed a single Small White and Small Tortoiseshell.
There was also a lifer for me today, my second passion being aviation, in the form of the below Messerschmitt Me109 fighter. Which if memory serves is the Hispano Buchon, a Spanish licenced built copy, which I would imagine in current touring.