Hard work yesterday, though we did manage to find the target bird-the Cattle Egret that has been around for a few days, following cattle through the lush vegetation of "hayfield 2". Otherwise just 4 Hobbies hawking dragonflies and a family party of 13 Long-tailed Tits perching on wires at the ARC pit.
We usually walk slowly round the Willow Trail in search of interesting insects to photograph. Second time around we came across a Specked Bush Cricket, and a larger , but not adult, Great Green Bush Cricket. This was clearly a female, with an impressive ovipositor, the wings were undeveloped and it was next to what is presumably an exuvia, complete with antennae.