Light southerly wind and wall to wall sunshine meant genuine warmth. Chiffchaffs were singing in every area of the recording area checked, and many seen not singing. Butterflies also abundant, particularly Brimstone (4 male), also seen Small Tortoiseshell 3, Peacock 2.
Rock pipits – the lighthouse area bird was reported as standing guard over last year’s nest site. Plus 2 birds together on Red Nab.
Wheatear 1 male Red Nab.
Middleton Nature Reserve
Stock Dove 2
Grey Wagtail 2 – one part of the colour ring scheme
The warm sun brought the local newts to life, these Smooth (Common) newts were in the small pond between the dog walk and Red Nab