There have been plenty of birds seen recently, but not many photographs. The big camera doesn’t get carried on long walks, and that has been the running theme: on Good Friday and Easter Saturday I totalled 50 miles walked. Part of this has been birding, but part just out enjoying the superb weather.
At home we have added two butterflies, Green-veined White and Orange Tip, and one moth, Lunar Marbled Brown, to our house list. The roofing felt is proving popular with our Slow Worms.
A Speckled Wood on the Kingcups by our Pond
Lunar Marbled Brown, a new moth for the house
Who are you calling Slow?
Bluebells in Clapham Woods
Blue and green must not be seen… unless it’s the green of new leaves against a perfect blue sky
Keep up, slowcoach
We had a weekend in Wiltshire, walking with some friends. On Saturday we walked from Amesbury to Old Sarum and back, and on Sunday we walked on Salisbury Plain and had a look at Stonehenge. Two very pleasant walks, but only common wildlife.
Wren: not rare, but rarely this cooperative
British Summer Time started on Sunday and we took advantage of the longer evening by walking from home to Arundel and back. It was a glorious but windy day and the woods were full of birds that I have been scratching around for so far this year. A few new ducks for the on foot-list at Arundel, a pint at the Black Rabbit and a long but pleasant walk back made for an excellent day. I don’t think I’ve ever walked 26 miles before.
The woods at Blakehurst
Arundel Castle from the Black Rabbit
Karen gets in the swing