It was another beautiful day and to break up the decorating we enjoyed coffee and later lunch in the garden. I was pleased to see a peacock butterfly which settled for a while. A sulphur yellow brimstone flew quickly through and bees were out feeding especially on the perennial wallflowers and the occasional bee fly was around. I was particularly pleased to see a buzzard soaring over the Horsefield while we were having lunch.
After lunch I set off for the normal cemetery/Horsefield walk. As I had hoped butterflies were now in evidence with plenty of peacocks and tortoiseshells and a single comma on the horsefield. I noticed that hazel leaves were beginning to open and blackthorn blossom was a froth of white on the hedges. Before we can blink I shall be collecting the sloes for next year's sloe gin. Lesser celendine is in flower here as well as in our garden where it is not quite so welcome. I was delighted to get my first chiffchaff of the year.
Long Tailed Tit
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|A froth of blackthorn blossom|
|Not often you can take a bird pic with an 80mm macro|
|This is why it's called the Horsefield|