Didn't have much time today because of family commitments but, the sun was shining and after all this dreadful rain with the 'promise' of more to come I escaped for a couple of hours and headed over the Pulborough Brooks... which was full of water..!
I was hoping to see something worth a picture or at least of interest in the wildlife arena.... somehow I wasn't disappointed!
As I started a very muddy walk, a bee buzzed around the blossom,
In birds terms, I first came across a Dunnock... a young one I think?
Lots of rabbits today but this one just sat dozing in the morning sun..
Even the cows were being sleepy
So many songs today; a wren, blackcaps, whitethroats and the usual suspects. The highlight of the day (no pics!!) were at least four Nightingales singing their hearts out. It was lovely to hear!! Pulborough Brooks had had a Nightingale event over last Friday/Sat/Sun... seems the rain didn't help!!
This wren showed itself briefly!
An adder was curled up sun-bathing
There were many Common Whitethroats about..and I'd heard a Lesser Whitethroat had been spotted. And.... as I was heading back to the visitor centre this little beauty sat up singing... I knew it wasn't the song of a Common Whitethroat, but one of the staff in the visitor centre confirmed it was a Lesser Whitethroat.. I'd hoped so as it had the darker markings around the eye!! (If anyone disagrees please let me know?)
Lots of water after all this rain!!
A bee was collecting pollen on this Dandelion
And then onto Mum's for an appointment... the tulips (and other flowers) in her garden are amazing!
and then back home. The rest of the week sounds as though we're back to the wind and rain...hey ho!!
Melford Hall and church
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