The RSPCA were in a boat on the Lake armed with nets. I didn't get a chance to ask them what they were looking for, but they appeared to be searching around the Terrapin 'hotspots'. The disturbance on the Lake meant that there was fewer bird species than there perhaps would have been. Birds of particular note on the Lake were 6 Great Crested Grebes, a female Tufted Duck and 4 Mute Swans. A Lesser Black-backed Gull was seen flying over, and 3 Reed Warblers were heard singing from the pockets of reedbed around the Lake.
Speckled Woods, Painted Ladies, Peacocks, Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers, and Small Whites were the most numerous butterflies seen today, and singles of Comma, Small Skipper and Common Blue were also picked up. A Migrant Hawker dragonfly was spotted by the Oaks around the main car park.