We had a delightful walk in warm sunshine,with fresh green foliage coming to the Birch and Oak trees. A Wood Warbler was heard singing and being a declining species in our part of the world was perhaps the best bird of the day, although it couldn't match the excitement of the Cuckoo that was heard and seen as we neared the outskirts of Burley. For some it was the first of the year and sadly is yet another declining species.
|The new-born foal|
In deep puddles along the edge of the track though the main area of woodland we discovered newts, tadpoles and also found several species of fungi along the way. The only butterfly was the conspicuous Brimstone. Was the mammalian star a very young foal with its mother?