It being reasonable weather I took another stroll in my favourite place. The buzz was that a greenshank and a turnstone had been spotted and I managed to get distant views of both. The turnstone is typically a coastal bird (saw loads of them at Brixham earlier in the year) so it’s a mystery how it ended up so far inland.
I have reported to the Wildlife Trust this spot of a little egret with visible rings on its legs. There are a lot of little egrets turning up at Attenborough and this may help decide where they might be coming from.
This emerald jewel is a male banded demoiselle – a sort of damsel fly. The two dark spots on the wing are very visible when flying. I was pleased it stopped on some grass stems for a breather enabling me to get a few shots. Zoom in for more detail.