So it seems that the Night Heron has departed after a stay of two weeks. I think it performed well and was enjoyed by at least 500 people. So I thought I would up date the blog with some of the other happenings around the res. It was nice to find this Purple Hairstreak sat on an Ash tree off Stoney bank this afternoon.
It seems to have lost its tail. A species I have only seen once before at Thornton, but they are probably over looked.
Three Ravens were giving great aerobatic displays.
Not to be out done the Battle of Britain flight decided to give a fly past. A Lancaster and Hurricane.
I love the sound of the Spitfires Merlin engine and it does stir the blood!
One of natures masters of flight was a female Common Hawker egg laying in the garden pond.