Mostly in the Midlands :)
Aeshna said if it is not near chalk it will be a narrow-boarded 5 spot burnet - I think this must be the case as I do not associate the area with chalk - anyone advise me?
A rather paltry 18 little egrets round the upper tank, and only 5 grey herons to boot. Couple of oycs and my first common & lesser whitethroats for the site - obviously never been in summer! Thank you, coronavirus.
As I have never ventured around the "payment only " areas of Bittell I was wondering if the Egrets are breeding in the wooded areas on the North shore of Upper ?
Yesterday I saw what, from my Chew Valley days, I would call a Yellow-legged Gull but I wasn't happy with its eye colour or bill shape. Might Caspian Gull be possible up here? Or is there even a massively pale Lesser Black-backed Gull in the area?
FEEDING THE YOUNG....last 2 times I have checked on the Grebes the parent caught a slightly large fish....lol...they try about 10 times for the chick to take it and then eat it themselves.....