A late night at the pub then a view of the space station as it went over Lawford Heath on its second pass of three yesterday evening meant we were not fully motivated for birding today so spent the morning socialising with Paul, Martyn and the two Keith’s at the pond where we chewed the cud over coffee watching 5 Little Egrets, juvenile Ringed Plover, Yellow Wagtail and a few Common Tern discussing the merits of a probable Beautiful Carpet that I had potted up from this morning’s trap before moving on to Napton on the Hill. Unfortunately it was quiet and extremeley warm and only managed a single Spotted Flycatcher and 5 Buzzard in the 90 minutes we were there plus 5 Raven as we were leaving. On the way to Napton on the Hill we passed a pair of Red-legged Partridge stalking the roadside verge near Tomlow with 2 very young chicks. Not seen a brood this late in the season. Plenty of Common Blue’s still on the wing at the pond and at Napton.