Well it’s getting towards the end of April already and of course we are still in lockdown. At the moment myself and Rod my husband are content enjoying the garden and the walks we can do in our area. Although sometimes it would be nice just to have a change of scenery besides my occasional trip for food supplies which is always a worry but we all try to keep safe and keep the risks at a minimum.

The Lambs are growing quickly now as I walk round Melways Lane they are quite confident and don’t run back to mum straight away.

It always makes me cross at humans when the shepherd has to put up a notice on the gate informing people to keep dogs on leads and stay on the footpaths, it’s common sense isn’t it!

Lambs
Lambs
Lambs
Lambs
Notice
Notice

I’ve noticed lots of pairs of Blackcaps on my walks recently, as well as along Melway’s lane also down on the Trailway and Greenway lane close to home plus many Goldfinches about although all the birds are getting more difficult to spot now the trees are well leafed.

Blackcap, male
Blackcap, male

I spotted this lovely Roe deer buck as I was coming back into the village in a small field off the lane, he is quite often grazing there. He’s looking very handsome now he has lost the velvet off of his antlers.

Roe Buck
Roe Buck
Great Tit
Great Tit
Song Thrush
Song Thrush

We have seen lots of Orange tip Butterflies both in the garden and the lane close to home. I have been trying to take pictures of them for a while and they will insist on flitting about in every direction and not landing. I thought I’d try to take one in flight, although I thought there was no chance of me getting an acceptably sharp image. I was amazed when I got home and put the images on my computer I was pleased to see I managed to get a couple.

Orange Tip Butterfly in flight
Orange Tip Butterfly in flight
Orange Tip Butterfly in flight
Orange Tip Butterfly in flight

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