A mid morning trip to Mark Ash Wood in the New Forest this morning.  Hoping for Wood Warbler.  Found Tawny Owl (with the help of all the shouting Blackbirds), a few Firecrests and some Redstarts.  No Wood Warbler....

A nice early start on a lovely still morning before work to find Turle Doves.  Usual spot - Martin Down in Hampshire.  At least three purring away in one cluster of bushes.

Some macro photos (with flash) of some some flowers in the garden of our friend's new house.


Still no luck with a Cuckoo this morning in the woods.  But another Common Lizard, an couple of Slowworms and a Pearl Bordered Fritillary.


I spent 5 hours this morning walking round the woods trying to locate a Cuckoo to photograph.  One, possibly two, calling all morning, but I never got a good sighting for a photo. So instead, a couple of photos of Common Lizards, found in two separate areas of the woods.  And a Bluebell.