The Canada Geese have 5 Goslings on Captain's Pool and the single juvenile Great-crested Grebe seems to be developing well and has started diving. Also present was a juvenile Grey Heron, a ♀ Sparrowhawk flew over the pool and a Chiffchaff was heard singing. There were good numbers of damselflies on the wing, including Banded Demoiselle, Blue-tailed Damselfly & Common Blue Damselfly. The warm sunny weather had caused large numbers of Garden Chafer beetles to emerge. There were also a couple of Green-veined White butterflies along the dam.
Around the lanes there were 4 singing Common Whitethroats, 1 Chiffchaff & 1 Garden Warbler. 2 Common Buzzards were at Stanklyn Lane paddocks. Linnets, Skylarks and Yellowhammers were all in song.
Garden Chafer - Shenstone 3rd June 2010: