A long morning walk, beginning from The Ford and following the River Ash to Winding Hill, before spending some good time around the Henry Moore estate and Boure Lane, Much Hadham. In all, in the parish I recorded 25 species, with a mobbed common buzzard, several swallows and skylarks being the highlights. A green veined white butterfly was new for the year, but still no cuckoo! The great spotted woodpecker, nesting along the river was evident as were the yellowhammers, song thrushes and usual finches and tits.
Photos attached show the mobbed buzzard, a comma butterfly as well as the green veined white, a drake mallard on the Ash at The Ford and another buzzard, a darker specimen, seen over Much Hadham.