For a change, I decided to pop to Arley and do a walk along the River Severn to Trimpley Reservoir and back this afternoon. Many Garden Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps and a Common Whitethroat were all in song. On the river there were 2 drake Mandarin ducks and a ♀ Mandarin with 6 young.
Good numbers of Banded Demoiselle damselflies were seen with 9 (7♂ & 2♀) counted along the walk. On returning to Arley I sat and watched 14+ House Martins continually collecting mud from the rivers edge for nest building.