Trespassed onto DJ territory today. My first swallow of the season and two sand martins. 19 golden plover. 12 lapwing. 3 gadwall, 6 teal. Heron. 3 buzzards over the viaduct (doubtless doing survey work for Sustrans….) and 2 more to the South. Kestrel. Sparrowhawk. Stock dove. Chiffchaff singing. Reed bunting. Song thrush singing. Brimstone, peacock, small tortoiseshell and comma butterflies. An orange tip was reported from here today but I missed out on that one!
Earlier in the day from my living room window (Shipley View) I saw an early holly blue butterfly flit over a neighbour’s garden!