A relaxed amble around Strumpshaw on a glorious sunny afternoon.
We concentrated mainly on insects but Swallowtail only gave itself up once - on the riverbank near Tower Hide. We did score with a good variety though - Hairy Dragonfly, Scarce Chaser, Norfolk Hawker, Variable Damselfly, Azure Damselfly, Blue-tailed Damselfly and Large Red Damselfly were the odonata while we also saw Painted Lady, Brimstone, Small White, Cinnabar and of course Diamond-backed Moth (part of a massive influx).
Birdwise we had our moments too with Hobby over the river near Tower Hide, 2 Bearded Tits, Marsh Tit, c8 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Pochard (breeders?) and Garden Warbler.