A Hobby flew south from Bleachcroft Farm at 06.30hrs. (Tony Guest) A Cuckoo was singing and a male Tawny Owl gave away its presence by uttering the typical hoot.
A few Lesser Black-back Gulls passed over this afternoon and 2 new broods of Coot were out of the nest along with a new brood of 8 Mallard chicks. A single Rook flew west, a species we don't see much of here and a Willow Tit was foraging near the hide.
May blossom is filling the air with perfume and Red Campion abounds on the disused railway embankment.
I saw my first Red Admiral butterfly of the year, in my south facing garden, this morning. This insect has almost certainly overwintered close by.