Penarth birder Graham Smith saw a male Common Redstart this morning by Sully Brook below the upper Dovecote field. Had a look mid-late morning but couldn’t find it. The Stonechat pair were still present and I grabbed a shot of a male Reed Buting there – he was paired up with a fem but she wouldn’t stay still! Had distant view of a Brimstone in that area and a Comma landed on the path by the brook near the Medieval Village. Also on the dovecote field area, two Stock Doves flew over. The dipping pond boardwalk is now open – a Cetti’s Warbler was singing very loudly there but wouldn’t show, and neither would any Water Voles.