Juvenile Kestrel- one of two recently fledged birds on Parkside
Male Whitethroat- still singing on territory. Looks like most Whitethroat families have moved out already.
Small Tortoiseshell on Margoram (first time Margoram has been recorded on site- probably came in with the meadow mix)
Six-spot Burnets- about 10 on the mound
Essex Skipper- loads about. Probably 100+ on Horsefield alone and several 100 across the site
Butterflies- 500-1000? Essex/Small Skipper (how can you count these things?), 5+ Marbled White, 100+ Meadow Brown, 20+ Large White, 10+ Small White, 40+ Small Tortoiseshell, 20+ Gatekeeper, 10+ Ringlet, 2 White-letter Hairstreak in the week (met up with the Biodiveristy team from Sutton to show them), 5+ Common Blue, 5+ Holly Blue, 4 Red Admiral and 3 Peacock.
Moths: Recent new ones for the year include Rosy Footman, Whitepoint, Copper Underwing, September Thorn, Catoptria pinella, Six-spot Burnets are coming on the mounds and lots of cinnabar moth caterpillars.
Plants: Real flower power scenes at the moment. Purple Loose-strife coming out all over the lakes, Goat's rue, mellilots, clovers, at least 9 species of grasses on the mounds and Scentless Mayweed colonizing the final restoration cell.