It's always nice too see the Bog Asphodel is out and a cracking flower.
Things were very dark and damp on Sunday. The Butterwort has almost finished flowering for another year. When I was walking up the path I found a family party of Wrens hiding up in a oak tree but was missing my big lens and did not want to disburb them so I decided to walk on and only took this dodgy shot. There was still a male cuckoo present and he was calling a fair bit but each time I got near he went quiet and did not show all the time I was present. Also on site were at least two pairs of Whinchat, one pair with freshly fledged youngsters and were waiting on a fence to be fed. Up near the old ruin I found a Spotted Flycather which was a nice surprise and watched him flying around fly catching for awhile. Also down by the stream there is a new path going of right towards the farm .
This was my first local Ringlet this year and always amazes me how dark they are .
Also the Bird Cherry tree are full of webs again and on looking closer I could see the Bird Cherry Ermine Caterpillar.