|juvenile Cuckoo and Reed Warbler parent|
|Grass Snake on the pump house wall|
Along the Roman Road (adjacent to the car park), butterflies were the main course, with elusive Brown Hairstreaks on the wing (I missed them) but lots of Peacocks and Commas amongst others.
Next year it will be twenty years since the first land was purchased to start off the RSPB reserve, what a transformation since.....
This morning it seems that summer has started to recede already: no swifts calling in the skies above Banbury.