A pair of Spotted Flycatchers have returned to a past breeding site which is good news.
Orchids are blooming at both Brown's Wood and Bagworth heath. I think these are Early Purple Orchid.
A Coot was admiring her offspring. There are also at least two broods of Great crested grebes. Today a fly over Red Kite was a tick for the Thornton year list. Butterflies seen on Sunday at Brown's wood included Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Large Skipper and Brimstone.