An evening wander in good weather. New for the year were 3 house martins, recorded over Chapel Lane, heading north west. Also on offer were swallows, skylarks, a hunting kestrel, blackcap, common whitethroat and mallard. A great spotted woodpecker called from an old oak whereas green woodpeckers were heard on three occasions. One (a female as it only has a black "moustache", whilst the male shows red in the black) was photographed in long grass on the golf course. Shown here. A large white butterfly was the only insect of note in a list that contained 32 species of birds.
Photos attached show the green woodpecker, a young rabbit, jacob's ladder plant, found along lanes in Westland Green and a name carved in a holly tree. This carving was some 18 feet up the trunk and so could be anything up to 50 years old as holly are not fast growing trees.