This afternoon , I went up to the Common for a look around . I'm glad to say the Long Tailed Tit nest is still intact , and as I checked it , 2 male Peacocks came together , probably fighting over territory . Also on the wing , only my second day flying moth species , a male Common Heath . I watched this Crab Spider climb some dead vegetation , and the assume this position at the top .I would have thought it would be very lucky to catch anything there . Although I saw my second female Brimstone of the year today , I could not find any eggs on the Buckthorn , which are now coming into leaf . In all , 6+ Peacock , 3 Brimstone , 1 Comma and one flyby White sp. were recorded . On the way home , I made my first visit too the farm lake , still in beautiful sunshine .
The water level is low , not surprising with the dry March we have just had , but the Bog Bean / Menyanthes trifoliateis already in flower . As to are large drifts of Cowslip ,and still in flower , large stands of Coltsfoot .Birdwise , the resident Coots are already on the nest , the Little Grebes are still present , together with the resident Moorhens . Butterflies , 1 Brimstone , 1 male Orange Tip and what I'm reasonably certain were M&F Peacock courting . Nothing to get excited about , until just before I left , positive 1 , possible 2 calling Willow Warblers just made the day seem complete .