With the amazing weather today it just has to be a day to go out walking etc. A very pleasant circular walk along the foot-paths around Harlestone Lake early morning located plenty of common birds but no hoped-for Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. This always used to be a good site for this species and I can't see that the habitat has changed much. Today there were ridiculously high numbers of Great Spotted Woodpeckers instead.
Pitsford Reservoir was very busy with people but I managed to espy the Great Northern Diver before the yachts hit the water, and a Redshank and a Green Sandpiper were on the flood pools in the fields below the dam.
Neil H in the meantime took a lengthy walk around Salcey Forest. No birds of note but there were large numbers of butterflies on the wing, particularly Brimstones. Other butterflies fluttering by include Small Tortoiseshell, Comma and Peacock, these latter individuals being insects that have successfully over-wintered.
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