There was a Common Lizard basking on the sleepers.
Butterflies included Orange-tip, Speckled Wood and Comma.
A nice selection of hoverflies too - Cheilosia pagana, Eupeodes, Melanostoma scalare, Helophilus pendulus, Syrphus, Epistrophe eligans and Eristalis pertinax.
A Dark-edged Bee-fly, a Green Shieldbug, a Harlequin Ladybird and a Dock-leaf Bug were also seen. Both Red-tailed Bumblebees and Common Carder Bees were on the wing.
Garlic Mustard and Cow Parsley were coming into flower.
Another Dark-edged Bee-fly was nectaring on Green Alkanet at Fairlawn Road.
Earlier I had done my Breeding Bird Survey in the local area - there were no great surprises and bird song seemed subdued. The list is as follows:
Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
Herring Gull 1
Feral Pigeon 19
Collared Dove 3
Carrion Crow 3
Blue Tit 1
Great Tit 5
Coal Tit 2
House Sparrow 31