Following this great open high pressure system producing this lovely weather, the butterflies have started emerging. A trip to Conwy RSPB on Thursday produced atleast 3 Comma Butterflies, 1 Peacock Butterfly and a Small Tortoiseshell Butterfly.
|A freshly emerged Peacock Butterfly|
|A tatty-looking Tortoiseshell Butterfly|
Bird-wise, 3 singing Chiffchaffs remained elusive towards the far end of the reserve - still no sign of any Swallows yet! Any day now though... surely!
A visit to Inner Marsh Farm a couple of days previous brought a great welcome to the 5 Avocets present, I was lucky enough to see them come close to the viewing hide providing an opportunity to get a picture.
|Avocet at Inner Marsh Farm|
Other birds of interest include the 1st Sand Martin of the year, a couple of Black Tailed Godwits, 2 Snipe and 3 Spotted Redshank.