Monday, 23 April 2007
Sunday 22nd April
A walk from South Street, Barming to East Farleigh bridge nad back this morning resulted in my first Cuckoo of the year - calling from the west Farleigh side of the river. A very confiding female Blackcap from the platform of East Farleigh Station and up to 3 males singing on the way back to Barming Bridge. The Grey Wagtail was in it's usual position on the stepped weir at East Farleigh lock. Orange Tip, Speckled Wood and Peacock butterflies seen along the towpath which was lined by Ransomes coming into full bloom - altogether a very tranquil scene. Finally a Holly Blue fluttered along my garden hedge as I walked back up the drive.