A nice warm spring morning, with much lighter winds, so it was rather pleasant walking around Aston End and up the river Beane.
Lots of birdsong in the plantation and hedges again, with several Greenfinch a nice surprise-three or four birds were heard. Also a lot of Skylarks in the air. Three Buzzards over High Wood, with a Red Kite, and more Buzzards and Kites seen up towards Walkern. No sign of the Little Owls this time, and there were no winter thrushes anywhere, just one singing Song Thrush and the usual Blackbirds.
One rather tatty Red Admiral flew past near the river, and a bit later on I found a Small Tortoiseshell, bringing the butterfly year list up to four.