Ewelme Cress beds. I assume this fox was looking for young birds or eggs but, on this occasion, appeared to fail and wandered off dripping to search elsewhere. Plenty of rabbits - surprised it didn't concentrate on them. First House martin over the site and the Green Sandpiper seems reluctant to leave.
A singing Blackcap at last and a Green Veined White butterfly which nearly fooled me and appeared to completely fool a couple of male Orange Tips which chased it for several minutes. They could have been getting desperate as female Orange Tips seem to be in short supply.
At least none of note! However the butterfly species reached 5 with an Orange Tip and especially pleased to see a couple of Grass Snakes - unfortunately very nervous as I was restricted to seeing the ends of tails as they rushed for cover.
Most of the regulars still on the cress beds with Green Sandpiper, Water Rail and somewhere between 1 and 3 Little Egrets. Only real changes - winter thrushes seem to have departed and a couple of Song Thrushes in full song.
Raven flying up and down and up the Watercress beds kronking on its journey and a tiny duck with mallards proved to be a female Teal. Both unusual birds for my Ewelme list. Little Egret (2) and Green Sandpiper more usual fare.
Managed an hour or so before the rain got going but the visibility not too good even without the rain. Highlights of Ewelme Cress Beds were the Little Egret and Green sandpiper and of the Preston Crowmarsh Sewage works 3 Chiffchaffs, a Goldcrest and "loads" of Pied Wagtails feeding on the beds.