|Garden Tiger Moth caterpillar|
|A second one I saw after a visit to Fen Hide|
It was slightly busy at Strumpshaw today. The warm weather has certainly played a big part in drawing the visitors in. It wasn't long after opening up the Reception Hide until we started hearing that same question over and over. "Where's the best place to see swallowtails?" The swallowtails were certainly out today, but they were in other parts of the reserve. There was one that flew in front of the Reception Hide, though it had to make it's appearance while I was writing up today's sightings list!
|Bittern (a pretty distant one)|
|Black-headed Gul eating a fish|