The Cholsey Show in the meadow behind the garden today and a birthday tea in the garden with a few beers and a chocolate/strawberry birthday cake made by Loren combined to make a pleasant afternoon and evening.
One thing about birding and wildlife watching in general is that you can do it virtually anywhere.
1 maybe 2 Hobby around for most of the afternoon hawking insects and at one time settled in one of the trees in the garden, a Little Egret flew at treetop level following the brook.
40+ Swift moving through and quite a few Swallow and House Martin mixing with some of the local breeding birds still here.
A couple of Southern Hawker seen and several butterflies: Large White, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Comma and Peacock.
All the bird pics were fairly distant and reflective of my beer consumption!