Today we visited Ditchford GP to complete the monthly WeBS count. In pleasant broken sunshine there were plenty of insects on the wing including plenty of common butterflies and dragonflies. However birds were a little scarce and our observations were modest with the more interesting birds being 1-2 Hobby, a Yellow-legged Gull, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, a Snipe, 2 Little Egrets, 6 or so Kingfishers, 4 Cetti's Warblers and a Grey Wagtail. Small numbers of summer migrants included a few Yellow Wagtail, Chiffchaff and Blackcap. Waterfowl numbers were unremarkable but included a hundred Wigeon.
Eleanor and Neil