We walked down to Bowers lake, dragonflies and butterflies everywhere. By the lake a flock of birds flew in the bushes in front of us - Bearded Tits, after missing the showy one earlier in the year there was no mistaking these, around 6 of them in and out of the reeds following us along the path. Such beautiful little birds!
There were a lot of Common Terns all over the reserve, I could happily watch them diving for fish all day long.
Pochard (thank you David!)
A Greylag nursery, there were around 20 young geese together
It was a good day for Dragonflies too. I'm not sure all the Id's are correct.
And then there were Butterflies............everywhere! In places you were surrounded and it was lovely (really pleased my daughter wasn't with us this time, the hysteria would have been a touch overwhelming!)
The only Painted Lady we saw and a rather worn one too
A worn Meadow Brown (thanks Louise)
Giant Horntail (?) and Soldier Beetle
Five-spot Burnet Moth