Elsewhere, three Swallow and single Swift and House Martin were overhead. Four speckled youngsters of the 'Dune Pond' pair of Stonechat were their second successful brood of the season.
Wildlife news: migrants were abound with hundreds of Marmalade Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus, tens of Silver Y and a few Pied Hoverfly Scaeva pyrastri on flower heads and in meadows everywhere on site; most had dispersed by the afternoon. A Marbled White was the first of the year and other butterflies present were lots of Small Skipper and Meadow Brown, some Common Blue and Speckled Wood, three Red Admiral and a Large Skipper. With all the insect activity, a couple of Emperor Dragonfly quartered sheltered areas. Tree Bumblebee were on bramble flowers around the Entrance Bushes and a wide variety other invertebrates were found today along un-strimmed paths and grasslands, as they should be at this time of the year.
Marmalade Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus and Pied Hoverfly Scaeva pyrastri - Alan Keatley
Slender-bodied Digger Wasp Crabro cribrariu and Ornate-tailed Digger Wasp Cerceris rybyensis - Alan Keatley