After meeting up with Dave Gray at Birstall GPs and a coffee, We moved on to Cossington Meadows. Not much on the reserve of note… plenty of Swift and at least 21 Swallow plus a few House Martin and Sand Martin but no rarer hirundines – I bet Mark Reeder is fed up missing a R-r Swallow on his patch whilst he’s scoffing Scotch Pies.
A few waders on Tern Pool including three LRP, Redshank and at last a Common Sandpiper (that’s No129 for the Soar Valley).
A walk round the Churchyard – bad mistake with the ‘open gardens’ taking place, tough it was good to chat with warden, Chris Hill – produced not a lot but this male Orange Tip posed nicely – can’t wait to get my Sigma 150mm Macro for insects.
Speckled Wood are also pretty common now – this was a pretty good specimen.
The area by the ‘Moat’ is starting to look pretty good for dragonflies… bring it on!