It would have been nice if one of us had got a shot of the Hobby as it visited the reserve this weekend, but sadly it was not to be.
But Lockhart got a good shot of a Black-tailed Godwit from Saltholme Pools hide yesterday.
And a Blue-tailed Damselfly
There are lots of these now - easy to see in the Wildlife Garden, but also on the Wildflower Walk where they were joined by dragonflies, Burnet Moths - problably Six-spot but they did not rest for long enough for me to see - and a range of butterflies. The blue of the damselflies, red of the burnet moths and the yellow of the Bird's-foot Trefoil is superb at present, so the job of opening up the reserve on the bike was a real pleasure. (Thanks to BikeStop, Darlington - a Social Enterprise (charity run) - for repairing the bike so making our tasks that much quicker.)
And finally, the Great Crested Grebe chicks are growing, but still with 'humbug' heads.
Thanks Lockhart for the photos,