It was pleasing to be able to add Essex Skipper to the list of butterflies at Bagworth Heath. This individual shows the characteristic antennae tips, that look like they have been dipped in black paint.
Other species at Bagworth Heath included Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Small Heath, Small and Large Skipper, and several Marbled Whites.
Three Common Sandpipers were on the dam this morning. Yesterday there were 38 Tufted Duck, the majority being males. There is also a brood of 3 Tuftys. Three Dabchick are sitting on nests and one has at least a single chick visible.
Recently up to 13 Marbled Whites have been recorded at Bagworth Heath. Also present are Small Heath, Ringlets, Common Blue and Meadow Browns. Previously I had only seen Marbled White at Leire in Leicestershire, so an encouraging County record.