It was very satisfying to see and hear a couple of skylarks singing and a buzzard called while soaring over the Dead Wood. I disturbed a small flock of mostly male yellowhammers where they were feeding on one of the cultivated fields; I would have thought that they would have been paired up by now.
Plenty of butterflies were on the wing on this warm morning: 2 brimstone, 6 peacocks and 9 small tortoiseshells.
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|Xanthoria and grey lichens|
|Silver birch catkins|