Ephraim and I both cycled down to Long Dean and photographed the massive abundance of Pyramidal Orchids and some butterfly species. The highlights were 2 Comma's (my first for the year), several Marbled Whites, Meadow Browns, Ringlets and Six-spot Burnets.
Ephraim also pointed out a single Southern-marsh Orchid
which he had seen a few days ago, but was now in poor shape. There
were also the occasional Common spotted Orchids but no where near as
numerous as the Pyramidals. There were very few birds, 2 juvenile Kestrels being the highlight and good evidence that they have successfully bred at the site!