Brimstone and sliders


Ridiculously warm late afternoon in Haskayne Cutting today, and not surprisingly the place was stuffed with butterflies – many, many Peacocks, with Large White, and a superb Brimstone around the brambles beneath the old road bridge.
Plenty of Orange Tips emerging too – this has always been a “hot-spot” for this species.
Chiffies and Yellowhammer singing away, and at least four Blackcap – the latter seems to have taken over the world this spring, they seem to be moving through or singing away wherever I go.
Wheatears, White Wags and hirundines, with Buzzards, Lapwing and Corn Bunting on Plex, just as it should be.
Earlier on the coast, a quick walk round the Sands Lake at Ainsdale revealed good numbers of Speckled Woods along the west side of the boardwalk, and three Yellow Bellied Sliders hauled out at the top end of the lake – terrapins are go! (I wish they would)…


Four Willow Warblers, Chiffies, and of course at least two Blackcap, singing away here too.