This morning, the third sighting this year of a Scarlet Tiger was had near the pump-house on the Lower Path. Later on, on the inside of the southern bank of the Deep Pit a Six-belted Clearwing was seen, egg-laying. PS.
The hot weather has encouraged the butterflies and a count of 75 Ringlet was had on the Butterfly Walk on Sunday. Today a Gatekeeper was seen and hundreds of Common Blue Damselflies were egg laying over the Large Gravel Pit. There were 23 Black-tailed Godwits on the Slurry Lagoon, but they flew off in the direction of Holme Pierrepont. PS.
A Greenshank and three Yellow-legged Gulls were present on the Slurry Lagoon this afternoon. RW.