Whilst at the beet field I was pleased to see and hear singing an adult Willow Warbler in the hedgerow. This is particularly pleasing as Willow Warblers are not a breeding bird on the patch. With yesterday's Lesser Whitethroat and today's Willow Warbler I just get the feeling that there is a little bit of movement on the warbler front.
Not much to butterfly wise in this area other than 1 Red Admiral, 1 Comma, 1 Holly Blue and a handful of Whites. I did however record a Pied Hoverfly (Scaeva pyrastri) next to the pull in along Barrs Lane half hour or so before. This is a species that I haven't recorded in the area before so it was a pleasing sighting.
As for the flora, I added to the growing patch list Field Pansy, Black Horehound and White Dead Nettle. So all in all it was an hour well spent.
Pied Hoverfly (Scaeva pyrastri)