A short walk today with a long time friend pushing & lifting buggies full of children around Hartley. Quiet on the bird front, two Red-legged Partridge skittishly disappearing as I drove down the farm track and a Sparrowhawk flying low between rows of recently cut hay.
The Hedgerows were alive with butterfly activity, lots and lots of Wall, Large White, a single Peacock and at least three Speckled Wood, my first of the year, including this slightly tatty and faded looking specimen.
Early in the morning I am tieing a hanky round a stick, packing the Canon and heading off south to find my fortune at the Birdfair. Wish me luck and drop back to hear all about my day.