Nothing quite matches those days in early spring when the sun warms the soil and the first hibernators emerge. In comparison with recent years this spring has been slow, but today I saw both Brimstone (in just ten degrees – cooler than normal for this species) and Small Tortoiseshell. Mammals were also in evidence: Fallow and Muntjac Deer, and a Red Fox taking a break from its den.
In recent days the most obvious migrant has been Osprey (a series of birds at RW and EBR, probably all from translocation projects). To date I have seen just one presumed migrant Chiffchaff, but the birds are moving north and soon I must follow.