For the fifth time of asking I have missed the Shore Lark at the Sluice (rapidly becoming my hoodoo like the infamous Hawfinch at Sotterley) , whenever I go the place is overrun by people and dogs!
Absolutely nothing else noted save for a calling Whitethroat, heard only.
A trip to a local tourist attraction revealed up to 5 spikes of Early Purple Orchid just starting to come into flower.
An afternoon visit with Jenny to Hillcrest garden nursery revaled my first Orange- tip, a glorious male that briefly alighted on a flower. Nearby in Haddiscoe woods, I briefly saw a Holly Blue butterfly by a cottage and we were treated to a glorious blue carpet display of Bluebells, flowering unfeasably early this year and almost at their best.