|Pool in Dunham Park|
|Whatever the weather...|
|Sweet Flag (Acorus calamus), Marsh Pennywort (Hydrocotyle vulgaris)|
Numerous Fallow Deer and a couple of rabbits were seen while walking over to the lake nearer to Charcoal Road, with much tormentil in some of the boggy areas. A Green Woodpecker was heard but not seen. On the lake were a couple of Mute Swans and a female Tufted Duck.
We saw a couple of Crows and a dead, young Long-tailed Tit on the ground en route to the Clock Tower area.
Given the cloud cover, the light faded quite early, which was encouraging for bat watching. However the dampness did not encourage the insects that might attract the bats. Nevertheless at least one Pipistrelle braved the conditions to justify our waiting, and brought the bat detector to life, clicking vigorously but briefly (at about 50kHz).
So despite a little drizzle (it could have been much worse), it was an enjoyable evening - and much quieter than if it had been sunny.