My usual Tuesday visit to check on the Dexters and a walk around the marsh from 07:00 to 10:00!
Still a good number of Sedge Warbler singing, along with a few Reed Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff and singles of Garden Warbler and Cetti’s Warbler.
A Common Tern flew down river, a couple of Kingfisher seen along with several Coot, a Kestrel, a family group of Long-tailed Tit (c10 birds), several Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer and lots of young Starling on the wing.
Dragonflies: Banded Demoiselle.
Butterflies: Orange Tip.
Some additional info per Alan Dawson who visited the marsh later:
Butterflies: Dingy Skipper, Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Large White and Small White.
Cockchafer is a member of the Scarab Beetles and Cockchafer in old English means “Big Beetle”. They spend 3-4 years underground as a grub before emerging in the adult form on warm spring and summer days. The adults survive for 5-6 weeks during which time mating takes place. They are clumsy fliers and are completely harmless.
Unidentified Spider sp