Bird Watching – June meeting

June’s visit to Summer Leys was as notable for the butterflies as the birds!  Highlights of the butterflies were speckled wood, ringlet and Essex skipper whilst on the bird front, a large variety but nothing out of the ordinary.  Most of the warblers were seen but the cetti’s warbler as usual remained hidden.  Wildfowl was typical for this time of year; waders other than lapwing were some redshank and oystercatcher.  Linnets were active on the Scrape and bullfinches galore were at the feeding station – at one time we counted six males alone!  Bruce White.