Lockdown Diary: Sunday 28.6.20

Today, was a day of rest, compared to the hectic Saturday. The Long-tailed Tits were back in the garden in huge noisy numbers! The shallow ‘drinking pond’ is proving a hit with the locals, with House Sparrow, Long-tailed, Blue and Great Tits visiting...

Today, was a day of rest, compared to the hectic Saturday. The Long-tailed Tits were back in the garden in huge noisy numbers! The shallow ‘drinking pond’ is proving a hit with the locals, with House Sparrow, Long-tailed, Blue and Great Tits visiting. And the cherries which fell in the high winds today, were gobbled up by the local Blackbirds.

Our garden ‘drinking pond’ (guarded by gnomes…), June 2020
In the afternoon, Eddie and I investigated the vegetated banks of the River Nene near the village of Cotterstock (west of Peterborough, just outside Oundle), after reports of Swallowtail butterfly there recently. No luck butterfly-wise, but there were plenty of displaying Banded Demoiselles, which are spectacular looking damselflies.