The bank along the side of the paddock, just before the Monument car park, has always been a favourite spot of mine for watching butterflies. Because of the slope you can often get a good angle as the blues, skippers and coppers land on the various flowers almost at eye level.
Although I know that there are Adonis Blues around I only managed to see a couple of Common Blues. The colour still is striking and the furry bodies makes them a stunning insect.
Back in the garden I was pleased to see a pair of Long-tailed Tits coming down to drink. Although they are common in the area and frequently pass through the garden this is the first time I've watched them in the bird bath.