The catching was steady, mainly juveniles including the first juvenile bullfinches and another cetti's warbler. Total 42 (27 new 15 retraps).
Sedge warblers seem to have had a successful breeding season and I caught two new sedge warbler juveniles which can be distinguished from the adults by their fresh, yellowy plumage and "necklace" of brown spots.
|juvenile sedge warbler|
Butterflies were abundant once the sun came out, I saw small white, small and large skipper, ringlets, small tortoishell and comma butterflies plus Brown Hawker dragonfly. Water Forget-me-not is flowering in the reed bed rides. A strange looking insect landed on my camera case that I looked up when I got home - Ledra aurita - it is a type of leaf hopper with distinctive earflaps that is apparently usually found on oaks.
|Water Forget-me-not Myosotis scorpioides|