Not sure where my lunch hours have gone this week, today was the first time I'd got my bins out in ages.
I decided to check Broughton Grounds and complete my reptile survey for the Parks Trust as I'd not been for over a month. With the temperature at 19 c and overcast conditions I thought I might be in with a chance of finding my first reptiles at the site. Luckily all the ACO's were still in place but alas still no reptiles, just a few large ants nests with lots of pupa and eggs on show. Even with the strong SSW winds I encountered lots of butterflies on the wing. 10+ Gatekeepers and 1 Small Skipper were my firsts of the year, 8+ Marbled Whites, 10+ Ringlets and 8+ Small Whites. Best bird was a Kestrel and no mammals seen.
Not checked the Noctule roost for a while, will do this evening.