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28 Apr

Chiffchaff busy preening itself.
This ash tree will soon be in leaf and spotting birds will be a little trickier.

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Horse chestnuts may not be the most popular of trees (they are not native and the wood is not a great burner)
but they leaf early and produce impressive flowers, and conkers).

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The female flowers on this willow, which started off as silver pussies, are now setting their fluffy seeds
which will blow in the wind and settle in a sheltered corner.

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27 Apr

Red-legged partridge. Very similar to a chukar, and I'm not confident in my identification skills.
Unlike the grey partridge they are imported species from Europe and Asia.

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Fresh green leaves

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24 Apr

Beautiful greens as the woods come into leaf

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Wild garlic, ramsons, are coming into flower.
In a couple of weeks the woods will be full of their garlicky aroma. The leaves are a good addition
to
a picnic sandwich.
 

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23 Apr

A speckled wood. Probably one of this year's first brood; it doesn't look like a tatty hibernator,
although something has taken a mouthful of his port tailplane.
 

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A handsome looking vixen, with a very dark colouring

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22 Apr

Herons look quite small when they stand around thinking...

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...but double in size when walking and stalking.

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21 Apr

Next week should see the blubells come into their prime. Pookchurch wood in Nymans will be
a brilliant haze of purple.

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20 Apr

May, hawthorn blossom, is brightening up the hedgerows. But not yet on this tree where the buds are waiting
for a couple more days before blossoming.

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Buzzards are thriving, which is obviously annoying the rooks

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19 Apr

Thanks to Andy Hodgson for this lovely picture of swarming bees.
Click
here for info on bee swarms.

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