I finished unloading the van after the weekends excursion south (Kempton Park Rock & Gem Show) and decided I had a window of opportunity for a walk around the Fen in the delightful sunshine!
Along the Sandy Path a few newly-emerged Black-tailed Skimmers warmed themselves, while the Meadow Trail produced Hairy Hawkers, Norfolk Hawkers and a Four-spotted Chaser. Along the riverside I added Scarce and Broad-bodied Chaser, while Lackford Run held a number of Banded Demoiselles. A Cetti's Warbler or two peeped from the increasingly dense foliage...
The Doctor's Garden gave me my first Painted Lady of the year (added to by one on my roof when I arrived home!) while the flower garden by Reception contained a very obliging Swallowtail, enjoyed by many - not the least a delightful lady of 101years of age (Born the year the First World War broke out!)
Other highlights included Bee Orchid and Twayblade, as well as a few Buzzards.