Not too many birds due to cold and blowy conditions, but plenty of blackcaps and whitethroats were in fine voice from hedgerows, as were several yellowhammers. A reed bunting and a few linnets around the lagoon took the days total over 30 species and the local barn owl was in such a deep sleep he didn't hear me until I was close enough to get the best photos yet.
My main interest this morning was checking the lanes for May flowering plants. Most of the usual suspects were in bloom.
|well hidden lesser swallow prominent moth|
|red campion (Silene dioica)|
|Greater stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)|
|Garlic mustard (Allaria petiolata)|
|Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)|
|Ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)|
|Cowslip (Primula veris)|
|carpet of bluebells, Muggins Wood (Hyacinthoides non scripta)|