Highlight for theweek was recording my first cuckoo. This was on the 13th at Little Hadham cricket club, where it called and then gave a good fly over view.
A Drinker moth caterpillar was recorded near Acremore Street and a brimstone moth was found nin Ford Hill. Usual species continue to call with blackcaps, chiffchaffs, whitethroats and willow warblers all being evident. Bullfinches were apparent along Hoecroft Lane and skylarks sang over the golf course.
Plants are coming into flower, with yellow archangel, jacob's ladder, herb robert, red and white campion all being found in hedgeows and roadside verges.
Photos here show the Drinker moth caterpillar, brimstone moth, a male chaffinch, the blue germander speedwell in flower, pink herb robert, a green veined white butterfly and an underwing view of a speckled wood butterfly. Finally, a clump of hybrid campions, a cross between the red and white giving a large pink flower. These were found in the hedgerow along Acremore Street.
The green veined white butterfly was another new recording for the year.