Frampton and Upton Warren
I went with Andy to see the Great White Egret again on a beautiful, sunny, and almost warm, morning. No sign of that, but a slightly odd-looking Grey Plover on the 100-acre caused some excitement for a while. Along Green Lane there were several Common Blue Damselflies, two Large Red Damselflies and a Blue-tailed Damselfly and a Fox family of one adult with four cubs was in a nearby field (Photos of Large red Damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly and Common Blue Damselfly: © Paul Masters).
I visited one of my favourite reserve this afternoon, Upton Warren in Worcestershire, and wasn't disappointed. Four Common Terns and three singing male Cetti's Warblers were at the Moors Pools. At the Flashes Pools there was a total of 14 Avocets, comprising a pair of adults with four juveniles, another pair with three much more recent young, and another three adults. Also here, four Little Ringed Plovers, a pair of Shovellers, a pair of Common Whitethroats, a Redshank, plus Lapwing, Shelduck, Sand Martin, House Martin, Swallow, Reed Bunting, Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler (Photos of Avocets and little Ringed Plover: © Paul Masters).