No zoom - it was around the turf on the edge of the pool under the big red arrow
Full zoom - still a very dodgy record shot to say the least!
Also noted this Alder Fly whilst there.
I'd been there for around 20 minutes before it registered that amongst the various songsters in the background was a Willow Warbler. It was only yesterday that I heard my first one in the county for the year, and yet already that song has faded into the background (though as always I heard and registered the incessant chiff-chaffing that was also going on). Nothing else noteworthy really - very quiet although the cows are doing their best to attract Yellow Wags by leaving big piles of shit everywhere on the pool-side of the river.
Later in the day back at home, I decided to install a very basic effort at a pitfall trap underneath the slab that I use to run my MV moth trap from. It is in the border, slightly raised off of the soil by bricks and I figured that underneath that would be as good a place as any. I sorted out a plastic pot and wandered into the garden with the camera - everytime I lift that slab I see something and I wanted to be ready. Just as well I did as I saw a couple of things - albeit small things that the Lumix barely copes with .....
This is a really common springtail - Orchesella cincta
As far as I can work out, this is an Earwig nymph
A bit bigger - one of the two large Tegenaria spp. 'house spiders'
Also a few Green Shieldbugs obvious in the garden today