The Common Terns were coming over to fish but only occasionally coming close enough for a picture. Lovely birds and I think one of my favourites!
It't that time of the year when it goes rather quiet in terms of birds and there weren't many about today. Didn't even see a Blue Tit!!
But the Insect world made up for the lack of birds. It was cloudy earlier on but as the sun came out so did the Dragonflies.
Now, I think this is a Black-Tailed Skimmer and possibly a young one. It stayed still for some time just moving occasionally from one perch to another.
If anyone can confirm (or otherwise) my IDs for these and the flutters below, I would be grateful :D
Six-Spot Burnets were everywhere and emerging in great numbers. In the main they were on very thin grass (and this is where the breeze became a nuisance ;) )
Out on the scrape were two Little Ringed Plovers on nests and one male - who was rather busy ;) There were reports of two Tawny Owls out by the main gates, but when I looked later on I didn't see them.
A fairly lazy day spent with like minded individuals who's company I enjoyed greatly. Thanks guys!