An early morning stroll down to The Patch making the most of the cooler air and not an angler to be seen. On the perimeter fence a tatty Black Redstart, over The Patch 4 Yellow-legged Gulls, 1 Mediterranean Gull and not a single Tern. Plenty of Gulls on the beach with at least 3 North Thames colour ringed birds, but the heat haze was to severe to read them.
A cup of tea at the observatory where DW identified some moths for me. With his bionic hearing he heard Swifts calling from the stratosphere, they were only dots in the binoculars.
At the south end of the ARC 13 Little Egrets with the motley assortment of eclipse duck. With birds hard to find let alone photograph in the rising temperatures, I spent most the rest of the day doing domestic chores and sorting through the Plodland moth trap, interspersed with Ice Cream and Ice cold Beers.
|Four-spotted Footman (male)|
|Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing|
|True Lover's Knot|