This morning a male Sparrowhawk was seen displaying over the river. At the southern end of the Deep Pit there were at least 17 Northern Marsh Orchids and, on the railway bank, ten Pyramidal Orchids. There are still some Green Hairstreaks flying and plenty of Common Blues. PS.
This morning, at about 11.30, an Osprey flew north through the site. Some Bee Orchids are in flower and some Northern Marsh-orchids. PS.
There are now lots of Southern Marsh, Spotted and Bee Orchids out and even a few Pyramidal. A new species for the site has also been tentatively identified as Northern Marsh Orchid. The first Meadow Browns have also been seen. PS.