With the strong cold winds on the coast, we decided to have an afternoon walk around Foxley Wood NWT reserve in the hope of finding some warmer conditions. We were not the only ones but at least the wood is big enough to take a few people.
There were good numbers of butterflies on the wing with good numbers of orange tip, peacocks and small torts plus a few brimstone and comma. There were also a few birds; willow warblers and chiffchaffs were singing well and we had good views of a feeding marsh tit.
The real highlight was the bluebells in the older parts of the wood. A very spectacular sight and the first time I have seen such a showing since working in the west.
Early purple orchid