Sunday 10th June 2012, 2-4pm
A walk around Newbourne Springs
Weather, overcast after a sunny start to the day
Song thrush, blackcap, nightingale - all in full song
Many chiff-chaffs calling
A family party of blue tits, youngsters being fed
Great-spotted woodpecker calling
The meadow area was ungrazed and awash with Ragged Robin in full flower. I have never seen such a good display before - full of bees. At least one Common-spotted Orchid in bloom, probably a lot more not visible from the path.
Tree bumble, B hypnorum, seen on newly opened bramble flowers.