The precursor to Storm Doris, which didn't effect us here in the south of England quite as much as elsewhere across the country, was yet another short pulse of Mothable overnight temperatures. This inspired us to activate 2 of our traps but catching only c3 Insects over 2 nights one of which was a
It also seemed to induce the
(Mellow Yellow Link)
buds to burst while raising the sap in other creatures such as the
on Parley Pond. Also there we found another
have also showed a marked increase,
have also more than doubled in numbers,
Seen here diving for Pond Weed not only for food but as was noted last
year also a part of the breeding ritual. 3 nests were built during that period.
to alight on the ponds, so considered notable,
Best find of the day was undoubtedly the appearance/return of a
showing some signs of 'summer plummage'.