Along the Kingfisher walk, most butterfly species were represented, but in much fewer numbers than last week. It was warm and sunny, but fairly breezy and getting later in the year too.
The canal was very quiet, but it was afterall lunchtime. We were delighted by a close encounter with a Kingfisher which "buzzed" us as it flew across the water. I have never seen so many Common Darter dragonflies. We were almost into double figures just west of Rodd's Bridge. The Bird Hide pond was particularly favoured with three pairs in tandem ovipositing in the open water.