Also before I go on , Great and exciting news has emerged, for the first time in over a hundred years a pair of Marsh Harriers have nested in Cumbria and have successfully fledged two young at Bassenthwaite Lake.
So with the sun shining expectations were reasonably high if not for birds then maybe butterflies, not so.
|Great Willowherb,(Epilobium hirsutum)|
|Also on show lots of Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa)|
|At least the red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarious) was making the most of the Knapweed.|
|Also close by I found this Brown-lipped snail,(Cepaea nemoralis) of which there are many colour variations.|
|on the main pond there was a mix of of juvenile gulls, Herring gull and Lesser black-backed gull|
|Lesser Black-backed gull|
|There was a good show of Golden Rod (Solidago)|
|And a type of Carder bee was found.|
|There was quite a few juvenile Mallard waiting to be fed.|
|And with them this juvenile cross breed, which stood quite upright when out of the water, almost like a Runner.|
|And lastly some Knapweed going to seed.|