Well, as promised we have had a lovely day today, and I've been out walking and running in it. Hooray!
As I hoped, the spring nature put on a show for me as I walked to and around Sconce Park; I hadn't gone very far before I noticed a bee-fly nectaring off a dandelion. The spindly legs of these insects, and dragonflies too, amaze me. I know insects barely have any weight at all, but these hair thin appendages spindling about don't look like they could support the weight of a bacteria.
I saw a great tit nesting in a hole in a tree by the park entrance, and then in the park itself I saw a territorial fight between two male blackcaps surrounded by blossom.
I couldn't get a photograph, but it was a great little event to watch. The noises they made, harsh electronic sounding chacking, was a total contrast to their normal fluting song.
Honey and hairy footed flower bees, and big bumbles were on the yellow shrub I checked out before. But on the one in the library gardens, a beautiful small tortoiseshell was sat on a flower, quiet and happy to pose for me.
And the weather is due to get warmer, and I have the time to enjoy it!
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