Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Sunshine & Showers

Heavy rain and hail showers with the odd sunny spell, 11°, breezy SW.

A miscalculation with the weather today, thought I would get back by 14:00 when the rain was expected and did not check my weather app this morning. So a lightweight jacket and boots were not sufficient when I got caught in the open with rain and hail. However during the sunny spells at least I could dry off.

Not a lot going on out there today either. A few more Common Whitethroat around and on territory. A Sparrowhawk over the hill and another seen over West End.

At least 2 House Martin in a flock of Hirundines also over West End.

Both Mistle Thrush and Song Thrush seen collecting food in the meadow today so presumably have young in a nest nearby.

Butterflies: Brimstone, Orange Tip, Small White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Speckled Wood (first of the year).

Orange Tip. Just about the only thing that stayed still in the breezy conditions.

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