Weather been rather unkind but now appears to have settled down. Speckled Wood and Green-veined White butterflies were on the wing early on the 14th, hopefully suggesting better weather in store for us!
The last few days has been characterized by the appearance of young birds of various species. At the same time Willow Warblers were around in odd places and clearly begining to disperse. Song has finally begun to diminish but still a few stalwarts hang on. Nothing seen in the "local" area that was new but a couple of Crossbills heard within the woodlands suggesting birds still moving through or remaining for a while.