My second walk was to see if I could come across any sand martins. I know they are around in town down by the river as I've seen reports. But they weren't there today, neither near the barge pub, or further down at the lock-keepers cottage.
Could be they are sitting on their nests already - they often use little outflow pipes in the river walls.
New flower found growing in the increasingly decrepit Corn Exchange backgarden - lady's smock with their lovely faint violet tinged white petals. Apparently the building will be re-developed, although whoever does it, it will cost a fortune.
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