Monday, 26 April 2010

Summer seen

Our first A ROCHA walk around the Environment Trail clashed with other events but ours was surely as pleasant as any, with summer migrants singing and showing themselves. Chiffchaffs were singing on high but by Brook Bridge what was presumably a female was giving a chirping call unlike the usual "fooeet", and great views at close range. Probably more than two Buzzards soared over near Filter Bed Wood. By Waterworks Farm, similar good views were had of an elegant little female Blackcap. Speckled Woods were on the Dingle and a definite Small White butterfly along Front Street. Many Celandines were still in flower as were a mass of Marsh Marigolds at the Park Pond. The season as well as the message of Easter has launched a season of new life, and anyone with eyes to look for it will find it easily. - George