During the Warbler Walk this afternoon seven warbler species were heard. Four Hobbies were hawking insects (probably an emergence of the Soldier Beetle, Cantharis rustica). A single Green Hairstreak was seen egg-laying on Bird’s-foot Trefoil.
So far today, 71 species have been recorded at Netherfield, including Redshank, Little Ringed Plover and Ringed Plover as well as Cuckoo, Peregrine, Grey Partridge and ten species of warbler. PS.
This morning the brief, but distinct, notes of a Nightingale were heard coming from a bushy willow in the north end of the Deep Pit. It sang very sporadically and did not show at all. There were also all ten species of warbler singing and lots of Swifts swooping and screaming overhead. On the river there were two Oystercatchers and a Grey Wagtail while two Yellow Wagtails were seen on the Causeway. There are already some Marsh Orchids in flower. PS.