The usual Sunday morning walk with the dogs this morning proved to be quite fruitful with plenty of birds calling across the park. A further search for the Common Spotted Orchid took the count up to 11 plants acroos the bottom field, I'm not sure how long these will last due to all the dog walkers (including ourselves) who use the are and on a second visit this afternoon we found dammage on the first plant we found. Birds (yes they're back!) included a calling Greenfinch, Whitethroat and Chiffchaff and a patch tick for us with a juvenile bunting (not sure were the adults were) on the tree line between the top and bottom field.
On the pond were the usual Mallards, 2 adult Coot with five young and two Grey Heron that were fishing successfully before one was chased off by one of the adult Coot.