20th April 2017

The only 'newsworthy' bird sightings were a Mistle Thrush in Broadfield, three Pied Wagtails at Legal & General and a BW sector Pheasant.

It was a better day for butterflies, with the first Grizzled Skipper and two Dingy Skippers of the year seen at Fames Rough, where there were no fewer than five Green Hairstreaks, a Speckled Wood and a Peacock. However, potentially much more exciting was an unconfirmed sighting of a Wall by the old tarmac dump at Lunch Wood - keep your eyes peeled there for the next few days!

Duncan Jennings, Ian Pratley and Woodchips