and Bugle , are coming into flower .By the time I was back near the car , it was time for Steve's arrival , and whilst waiting , I was treated to my first Common Whitethroat , singing his scratchy tune . Also recorded on site were singing Blackcap and Chiffchaff and several singing Skylarks .
When Steve arrived , we did the lap again , with things still unchanged , with the exception of a male on the bottom path , which didn't want Steve to take it's photo . The male was still at the far end , this time , lying on top of the felt , As Steve lined him up for a shot , he steamed off as well . No sign of the Grizzled Skippers either on the path , but a little later , we found one on the bank , and Steve got his prize . That along with Slow Worm shots , and a very obliging male Yellowhammer were all we could rustle up , even a female Adder back near the cars didn't hang around . A few attempts to snap a male Orange Tip , and Steve's time was up , and he was back to work , well , someone has to , but it was good to put a face to a name . He won't want to hear it , but as I made my way back to the car , I got the only Adder shot today , another male .
From Fackenden , I made my way to Ightam Moat , to revisit the fencing site , and the Orange Tips . The sun was still very hazy , but I recorded 9 Orange Tips , 2 Comma , 2 Brimstone and 1 Peacock on the site . I also managed a good few shots of both male and female Orange Tip - sorry to rub it in Steve . On the way home along a lane behind Igtham Moat , I found a plant that I mentioned a while ago . Now that the Lesser Celandine , a member of the Buttercup family is finishing , Greater Celandine , a member of the Poppy family is coming into flower , to be found on roadside verges and in hedgerows .