Saturday, 25 May 2013

Summer Leys

A much more pleasant day today, although I still had plenty of clothes on for a visit to Summer Leys.
Bird of the day was a Spotted Flycatcher in Kim's corner, a bird I have only seen once before on the reserve in almost the same location.  This was a year tick for me.
From the Pioneer hide there was a pair of Little-ringed Plovers holding territory on Round Island and a brief view of a Common Sandpiper on Rotary Island.
A Yellow Wagtail was on the grass behind Brayshaw's Bund catching insects.
There was no sign of any dragonflies on the Toad Pond: Hairy Dragonflies should be emerging shortly, hopefully before the long weekend is over.
A couple of Common Spotted Orchid plants were visible near to the Pioneer Hide but neither was in flower.

    Neil H.
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