Where are the butterflies?

by A warbler a day

After a grey weekend I hoped that with the weather warming up a bit there would be butterflies and dragonflies galore around when I walked round Testwood Lakes after work. However all I saw were a single Brimstone, a brown butterfly that didn’t stop long enough to identify and some Nettle Tap moths. fortunately the bird life was more interesting. There was nice selection of warblers – Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Blackcap and Chiffchaff. The Little Ringed Plover were still on the scrape with some Oystercatchers. Just before I got back to my car a couple of terns appeared over Little Testwood Lake that seemed like Arctic than Common Terns though I can’t be certain.