Hopefully we have seen the end of the 'Beasts from the East' and as the days warm and lengthen the pace of Spring will increase.
During the cold spells several members had interesting birds in their gardens including Blackcap, Reed Buntings, Fieldfares and Redwings, but perhaps the best we have heard of so far was a Hawfinch in one lucky member's garden!
|Juvenile Brents and an adult|
|Wheatear at Lower Pennington Lane|
In spite of the cold weather early summer migrants have started to appear with a scattering of
We had a Brimstone butterfly on Pam Poole's Lym Nats walk in Setthorns last week and in three weeks or so it will be worth looking out for the Green-winged Orchids along Woodside Lane, Lymington.
If you have any interesting sightings you would like to share, then please let us know and we'll try to add it to the blog as and when practical.
All photos © Richard Coomber