3 Blackcap, 3 Chiff Chaff, and 2 Whitethroat were singing, a Goldcrest sang from a Yew, 3 Pheasants were seen and heard in the rough grassland, 3 Green Woodpecker were seen, a Great Spotted Woodpecker called from an Alder on the edge of the Lake, 3 House Martin were catching insects over the rough grassland, a Stock Dove was heard, 1 Jay was seen as it flew past, and a Cormorant flew east.
On the Lake the number of Canada Geese had increased to 69, there were 4 Great Crested Grebes, the resident pair of Mute Swan, and the countless Mallards, Moorhens, and Coots. There were 3 Black-headed Gulls, and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull also on the Lake, and 6 Reed Warblers were heard singing around the perimeter of the Lake.
3 species of moth were seen. A Yellow Belle was spotted in the meadow next to the Old Bothy, and the photos below show the other 2 species which were found in the large area of rough grassland - I unfortunately cannot identify them, if anyone is able to identify them I would love to know!
2 male Banded Demoiselles were seen, and both Common Blue Damselflies and Blue-tailed Damselflies were seen,
I also found this immature female 'lactea' phase White-legged Damselfly - it is the first time I have seen this species of damselfly in the Park.
A Black-tailed Skimmer was watched hunting insects over the rough grassland, returning frequently to a bare patch of soil on the track to eat its prey.
A Common Blue was seen feeding on the Birdsfoot Trefoil on the edges of the main track that runs through the rough grassland,
...and whilst taking the photo of the Common Blue I discovered this Six Spot Burnet caterpillar feeding on the Birdsfoot Trefoil.
Six-spot Burnet caterpillar