An afternoon look up on the Common found several Cowslips / Primula veris on the open glades , no
This morning I had a run down to Old Lodge Reserve on Ashdown Forest . A chilly start with a keen breeze , opened into blue skies before closing back up again . Lots of Chaffinches as usual and good numbers of Willow Warblers singing as I walked the top path . At least 3 pairs of Stonechat were
on the way around , along with a Green Woodpecker that flew up from the ground , and for once ,
On my way home , I stopped off to see if the Early Purple Orchids were out on a verge . I could only
two plants on the verge , but there were more in the small woodland behind .