|garden warbler: a little camera shy|
Other birds noted were the regulars: whitethroats, chiffchaffs, dunnock, green woodpecker etc + a calling reed bunting in Millennium Wood. However, of concern is the continued decline in willow warbler numbers. None were noted today in areas where in previous years they have been virtually guaranteed.
In woods near Bury Green, a new orchid was discovered: an early purple orchid (Orchis mascula.)
Butterflies were on the wing, with plenty of orange tips about, plus a singles of peacock, common blue and several speckled woods.
|female orange tip|
|2 of many young rabbits out and about|