"For now we are young let us lay in the sun and count every beautiful thing we can see" Neutral Milk Hotel.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Hints of Spring

Plenty of bird-song today and a few plants noted in flower for the first time included Ground Ivy and the small dandelion which grows in the dunes. A queen Buff-tailed Bumblebee Bombus terrestris was in the forestry and flies were numerous in sheltered areas, including the first Yellow Dung Flies and Eristalis pertinax hoverflies. The Marsh Harriers revelled in the light easterly breeze and displayed for much of the day.

Early Virgin's-bower Clematis cirrhosa, Broadwater Road, Holme, 16th January 2016 (but still out today !)

March Moth, Holme NOA, 13th March 2016

Common Whitlow-grass, Holme NOA, 13th March 2016

A Linnet staking out his territorial claim

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