|Peacock Butterfly today in Lancelot Clark Storth (Click over to enlarge)|
|Our rare "Albino" Early Purple Orchid will be with us in about one weeks time|
|My fender strat is home to the Anemone (Click over to enlarge)|
|Fly Orchid progression - Shoots at about 2" (Click over to enlarge)|
|Angular Solomons Seal progression - shoots at 2" approx (Click over to enlarge)|
|Lily Of The Valley progression - shoots at 4" to 8" (Click over to enlarge)|
|Rigid Buckler Fern progression - unravelling|
|The rare Hypericum Montanum, showing new with old stalks|
|Always a sweet place to be|
|"Dawn Chorus Walk in Park Wood, Hutton Roof" (Photo: Mike Westgate)|
|Ladys Mantle with water droplets (Photo: Mike Westgate)|
|Early Purple Orchid today (Click over to enlarge)|
|Fly Orchid shoots today (Click over to enlarge)|
|Hard Shield Fern (Acueleatum)|
|First of the year "Spring Sandwort" (Click over to enlarge)|
|Orpine with a while to go (Click over to enlarge)|
|Sir Lancelot (Click over to enlarge)|
|Side by side marked/unmarked Early Purple Orchid rosettes (Click over to enlarge)|
|Rue Leaved Saxifrage (Click over to enlarge)|
|Northern Bedstraw (Click over photo to enlarge)|
And yes it is still rainng (on and off), but today I noticed it was a lot warmer especially with not having that chilling wind biting through!
I had little in the way of actual migration - just one Meadow Pipit over one and a half hours and the only way I noticed that was that my faithful watch out saw it first and went on the chase to escort it out of his own established territory!
Watching made me think about it, it's what I suppose could be called "lazy birding" just position yourself very close (100 yards or so) from a already territorial established pair of Mipits and they will do all the work for you. Example any approaching Meadow Pipits will be early spotted by the already established pair and the male will climb up quickly and readily escort the bird or birds through its territory for some 50 yards or more! you notice the commotion and hey presto, your count is made!
Seriously it was so quiet but did have the Thrushes high on song! both Song and Mistles and also a yaffling woodpecker and that was about it!