3rd June 2017

A Red Kite flew low over the A217 in the evening and two Mallards graced Piddly Pond. The Harholt Plantation again resounded with the rattling of a Lesser Whitethroat and two Swifts flew over the BW sector. The first fledgling Great Tits of the year were noted.

Odonata around Piddly Pond included four Azure Damselflies and singles of Large Red and Common Blue Damselflies. Butterflies in the sector were represented by a Dingy Skipper, three Large Skippers, an Orange-tip, a Green Hairstreak, six Small Heaths, 17 Common Blues, 12 Meadow Browns, three Speckled Woods, two Green-veined Whites, three Large Whites, two Small Whites, five Red Admirals and six Brimstones. A Cinnabar moth was also seen.

♀ Mallard on Piddly Pond
Large Skipper
 Ian Magness and Ian Ward (photos)