At Captains Pool, the 2nd pair of Great Crested Grebes have now hatched 3 young. The original pair of Grebes are still sitting on the 2nd brood (TS).
This morning, due to the rather frustrating lull in bird activity at Shenstone, TS and I decided to spend some time looking at the invertebrates along Butts Lane. Although quite dull it was good for seeing fairly inactive butterflies and day-flying moths that were perched. In total we recorded 3 Brown Argus, 3 Common Blue (2♂ & 1♀), 1 Large White and my first patch Large Skipper of the year. We also recorded the first ever patch Burnet Companion moth (to my knowledge), 2 Cinnabar Moths and a Blue-tailed Damselfly.
All in all a good visit...thank heavens for the 'inverts' during the summer lull between bird migration periods thats all I can say!
Common Blue (♂):
Common Blue (♀):