22nd April 2017

Migrants at the farm included three Wheatears in Broadfield, a Willow Warbler by Reads Rest Cottages, a Meadow Pipit which flew from Owl Meadow and five Whitethroats. Two Mistle Thrushes were also noted on the north side.

A Whitethroat in Hillwood Field was the first of the spring in the BW sector, across which 16 Chiffchaffs were counted.

Two Dingy Skippers were to be found in Fames Rough and other BW butterflies included three Speckled Woods, three Peacocks, two Orange-tips, a Red Admiral, a Small White and six Brimstones.

Dingy Skipper at Fames Rough
Orange-tip at Fames Rough
Buff-tailed Bumblebee
Greater Celandine
Paul Goodman, Ian Magness (photo 4) and Ian Ward (photos 1-3)