|Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) is one of the first shrubs to flower in Spring.|
The tell-tale white flowers attract many insects; the sharp thorns and dense growth make it a popular choice for nesting birds such as Nightingale.
|Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara) at Cliffe Pools. Sunny inflorescence peeking through the grass.|
|Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) in display flight, tumbling and swooping over the marsh. |
The calls are something else; imagine a shedful of detuned radios - all static beeps, whistles and whirrs
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