Whillet’s:- A moth box overnight produced two new moth species for the reserve: Bird’s Wing & Barred Straw, I also trapped a Poplar Hawkmoth, Buff Tip & Large Emerald. In total 28 moths from 9 species, but none were particularly rare. A butterfly transect count today showed Ringlets & Meadow Browns were on the wing in numbers with a count of 43 & 49 respectively, also noted were 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Comma, 1 Common Blue, 5 Small Skipper.
West End:- Great Crested Grebe numbers are increasing with a count of 78 today. The 5 pairs of Common Terns on the rafts are still busy raising young, with plenty of food coming in.