Also present was presumably the same Common Gull that's been around for sometime, as was the eclipse drake Mandarin Duck.
There has been further interest on the butterfly front this week. Today a very smart, fresh Painted Lady was nectaring on the thistles towards the northern end of the reservoir.
The small meadow, just beyond the style at the northern end has also produced a really nice selection of species too, with at least 4 Brown Argus, 2 Small Copper, 5 Common Blues, 1+ Essex Skipper and a couple of Small Skippers. This in addition to a number of more commoner species.