Don't usually venture out on Bank Holidays , but early sunshine got the better of me and I headed for High Elms LNR , in another quest for an early Skipper . Just joggers and dog walkers on the way , but arriving at Burnt Gorse , I had the site to myself . There followed a lot of effort up and down the slope , with very little in return . Each time I reached the bottom , I had a look at the stand of Garlic Mustard , but just one male Orange Tip was seen . On one search up the slope , my hopes were raised
Still no sign of House Martins at their usual site , but I did see one Grey Wagtail in the yard , so hopefully they will nest there again this year .
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