Waders at the various pools in the parish this afternoon included three green sandpipers, five common sandpipers and five little ringed plovers.
Happily, one of the LRPs was found to be a juvenile, under the watchful gaze of its parents.
A grasshopper warbler was singing strongly and showing well atop an umbellifer in Freeman's Wood.
Dragonflies on the patch today included 5 black-tailed skimmers, 6 emperors, 2 four-spotted chasers, and 2 brown hawkers. It seems that common darters have yet to emerge.