We have had quite a bit of rain over the past few days with thunder storms and now wind, still staying warm.
At the park most of the wildflowers have gone over , so the Himalayan Balsam is providing much needed food for the insects and the bees.
There are blackberries ready to be picked on the old car park.
Apart from the birds on the pond, there was very few about, most will have finished breading and often lay low at this time of year. I did see a large group of Long-tailed tits with a few other small birds mixed in , Think Chiffchaff and Blue tit.
There are at leas two families of Moorhen on the pond, one with two older chicks and this pair building a new nest.
Watched the Swan family feeding on the pond weed, had not really thought about what they eat!
A Mallard with three young chicks, hopefully they will be OK, think the other chicks have been taken by the Seagulls, early on in the season.
|Gypsywort (Lycopus europaeus)|
|Young Moorhen chick|
|Water Mint (Mentha aquatica)|
Saw two Speckled wood butterfly, at the main "Butterfly patch"
Saw two today.