Three cheers for the barbecue weather at long last and of course to the British & Irish Lions for their series clinching win today against Australia.
On my way to purchase the beer for tonight, I somehow found myself in the far west of the county looking for Corn Buntings. I was in for a treat as I found no fewer than six pairs and some of them were taking food to what I can only presume were nests with young in them. The only negative was not being able to find any around Orton-on-the-Hill again.
I also had a walk along the Ashby canal near Dadlington where small numbers of damselflies were present including at least 20 White-legged Damselflies. The first one to pose was almost a legless White-legged Damselfly.
A few dragonflies were also present, but numbers were low. The Four-spotted Chaser below was the most obliging.