The second part of scenes from my recent woodland walk.
Peacock Butterflies are a resident species and hibernate over winter.
Some look better than others. This one below may have ended up like this prior to hibernation.
Whereas others look in very good condition like the one below.
Why a photo of a Gorse bush you may be wondering.?
I noticed some activity with two Long-tailed Tits continually leaving and returning to the area.
At this time of year this can mean only one thing, they are making a nest.
Sure enough you can see lichen in the beak of the bird, which is used as nesting material.
The main thing about observing such activity is to keep a good distance, take a few photos if you wish to and then leave the area. Its best not to disturb birds during this time.
At least they are responsible owners and are keeping them on a lead.
The Primroses are starting to look a bit drab around the edges unfortunately.
A high flying Common Buzzard overflying the woodland. In fact there were three, but this is the only half decent shot I got.
There is always a Robin somewhere.
The Brimstone Butterfly