Lade - 0700hrs - mild, sunny, e2 - Another quiet night in the garden moth trap although Peppered Moth was new for the season.
Nothing much of note on the local patch apart from a distant Buzzard and Hobby over the airport and a small party of Swifts briefly on north lake.
ARC - A large flock of eclipse Gadwall, Pochard, Mallard, Shoveler and Teal at the south end also contained two Garganey, plus 100 Lapwings, five Little Egrets and two Oystercatchers. From Screen hide more of the same on the duck front, while a Bittern flew over Tower pits.
Brazil 2014 - Trust all you footie fans are enjoying the World Cup. Its been brilliant so far with loads of exciting games (particularly when the Dutch are playing), incidents (duff refereeing), new goal line technology (well, new for football!), shaving foam on the pitch and some cracking goals. The Germans and Italians look their usual assured selves and I`m sure Brazil and Argentina will kick on by the end of the group stages. The less said about England the better, but it was entirely as expected; for a succinct summary of England`s performance check out Chris Waddle`s rant on Radio 5 Live, pure quality, even if he was crap at penalties back in the day!