Willow Warbler

Like many, I easily mistake Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs when they show up down the Lane, so when I heard the soft ‘squeaky’ call I looked closey at this little bird flying from branch to branch not giving much chance to take a photo.
Luckily one shot came out well and another bad shot clearly showed it’s more orange legs and streak along the top of it’s eye.
Just to double check I watched the BTO Video and that confirmed it was a Willow Warbler.

Willow Warbler

Although seeing one in my Garden, the above photo was actually taken at Conningbrook Lakes.

Green Woodpecker

I haven’t seen the Green Woodpeckers for a while, I’d heard their laughing like call a few times but that was it, so I was glad to be sitting eating my Breakfast and suddenly noticing a male in the front garden digging well as they do.

Male Green Woodpecker

It’s a pity because the female was about but never landed.
It’s always good about now and the Garden / Feeders attract both the Greens and Greater Spotteds.

Green Woodpecker by Feeders

More Butterflies show up

Small Whites have taken off down the Lane, so many more (and others) than last yer which was affected badly by a very wet Spring).
The Holly Blues are doing what they say on the tin and busying themselves on both the Holly and Laurel Bushes. We have loads, so they’re very welcome.

Holly Blue Butterfly

Small White Butterfly

With the exceptive of a few birds such as Swallows, Martins, Swifts and Whitethroats, much is going on.
The above birds are being seen on the coast and some inland, so not long before it’s a full summer house !

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