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Sunday, 24 April 2011

Scorching Lound (temperature not the birds!)

An unseasonally hot morning at Lound this morning revealed a couple of Orange Tip (male) butterflies by the causeway and I heard my first scolding call of a Lesser Whitethroat of the year.
Further the mournful calls eventually revealed a fine male Bullfinch that briefly posed in atree over hanging the road. A faint but distinctive call of a Cuckoo, also my first of the year.
A Sedge Warbler sang from deep within a bush.
A look around Ashby revealed little.
In the garden at 2.15pm this afternoon a fine male Orange Tip was seen flying around.
The Dunnock was seen again on the lawn this time in the back garden.

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