Early morning and late evening, the place echoes hauntingly to the calls of Cetti's Warbler and Water Rail, whilst Marsh Harriers glide effortlessly but forbiddingly across the reedbeds like sharp-taloned security patrols.
But in the warmer, brighter hours of daylight, the air dances to a very different tune.
|Emperor Dragonfly (f), Anax imperator|
|Larva of the Vapourer Moth, Orgyia antiqua|
|Common Darter (f), Sympetrum striolatum, totally wired|
|Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Macroglossum stellatarum, feeding on Honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum|
|Black-tailed Skimmers (m and f), Orthetrum cancellatum, and some afternoon delight|