26.4.15.

Cool early morning. But by dinner time it was nice and warm. Added to the Highgate Common Bird List today.  Saw 2 Whitethroats. This makes it 60 for the year… IMG_6624 IMG_6626 There was only a Hebrew Character at the Wardens Office today. Not surprised after last nights heavy rain… IMG_6597 Had 2 male Cuckoo’s flying round today. Always distant, but gave good views out in the open… IMG_6609 IMG_6610 IMG_6614 IMG_6616 IMG_6619 IMG_6620 IMG_6621 Butterfly numbers seemed to be up, but none of the rarer species. Also for how warm it was by dinner time, I would have expected a lot more.

Green-veined White… IMG_6611 IMG_6627 Small Tortoiseshell… IMG_6622 I always enjoy seeing a Female Orange-Tip… IMG_6605 IMG_6607 Found this Garlic Mustard, which can be used in cooking. By all accounts its one of the oldest spices known to man…

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On the Garlic Mustard was this small Hoverfly:- Melanostoma scalare…

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Never noticed before that Forget-me-nots have different colour middles. In this case…yellow and white…

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Never took a Gorse Shieldbug from this angle before. But I did like how it held onto the grass. What my photo doesn’t show was how it also spun round on the blade of grass…

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Watched this Grey Mining Bee for a while. I liked how it seemed to gather the Dandelion stamens together, then rubbed them all over its body and legs…

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Nursery Web Spider…

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Jay…

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Green Woodpecker…

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