Put in quite a bit of time around Decoy yesterday and finally saw the Purple Heron at 8.15pm, a fine flight view from the hide as it flew from the south edge of the lake northeast and across the Roughet. Also saw Scarlet Tiger, White Admiral and Hornet.
Ham Wall this morning:
1 Spot Fly in the wet clearing a few hundred m north of the pub (east side of road)
1 juv Stonechat at the Sharpham end
1 drake Garganey
Best I could do on Shapwick was 1 Hobby. Seem to be plenty of Cuckoos around this year.