|A bit of Gaudi on the roof of La Pedrera|
Back on the patch the first BLACKCAP (76) arrived on the 28th, with 3 present when I took a group round on Saturday 31st March. Dad is 90% sure he had a RED KITE on the 29th. It was a little distant and the light was against him. We have also been getting a few moths despite the cold nights with a very early Purple Thorn and a very nice Pine Beauty.
|Purple Thorn morning of the 29th|
The walk on Saturday was really enjoyable, a lovely group attended and we managed to find 52 species during the morning. The highlights were 2 MANDARIN,3 BLACKCAP, 1 FIELDFARE, 20 REDWINGS, many CHIFFCHAFF, (9-10) and good numbers of GREEN WOODPECKERS calling and still a dozen or so YELLOWHAMMERS. Despite it being a bit cooler than of late there was plenty to keep us occupied a surprising omission was Bullfinch which have been ever present so far this year.
|Nuthatch in full cry!!|
|One of the Yellowhammers still staying around.|
Yesterday I finally saw my first butterflies at Sissinghurst this year, 2 Peacocks and a Large White.