Lade - 0630hrs - cool, dry, sunny, nw2 - A cracking morning for a circuit of the local patch where all the usual warblers were merrily singing away along with Cuckoos in the reed bed, Med Gulls over and a Marsh Harrier catching a frog. The Southern Marsh Orchids are now fully out with 42 fully developed spikes which is about the normal number. There were very few Swifts over the lakes this morning.
There were 7 species of moths in the trap this morning, none of which were new for the year.
ARC - Just the expected warblers around the site, plus Little Egret, Hobby and Marsh Harrier.