Monday, 14 May 2012


Lade - 0800hrs - cool, sunny, sw4 - A brisk wind made for difficult viewing with most small passerines keeping to cover. Around the willows 2 Cuckoos, a male Marsh Harrier and 3 Hobbies hawking flying insects. In sheltered spots where the suns rays made an impact a few butterflies were on the wing, including several Small Coppers, Peacocks and a Small Tortoiseshell. Around the garden a couple of Holly Blues and a Red Admiral noted.
The rain returned by mid-afternoon on what was a quietish, post migration sort of a day.

                                           Small Tortoiseshell, Lade

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