A morning of clear blue skies and bright sunlight. This cock linnet sang on a hawthorn bush. Every spring, linnets nest where there is dense gorse now in flower, and juniper. They favour this spot because there's also a scatter of taller hawthorn and ash where they can display to females, and where they are safe from predators. The morning was warm and peacock and brimstone butterflies were on the wing. Willow warbler were singing and I found both green woodpecker and great spotted woodpecker.
Jan Wiltshire is a writer and naturalist living in Cumbria. She take photographs.