Walton Colliery Park

There was a cold, biting wind for our walk around Walton Pit and we stood gratefully in the occasional patches of sunshine admiring the swathes of cowslips. Colts-foot was finishing but king cup, marsh marigold, red campion, bulbous buttercup and creeping buttercup were intermingled with delicately coloured lilac cuckoo flower or lady’s smock. Coming down to the first pond we had a lovely view of a grey heron with plenty of other bird call from wrens, blackcap, chiffchaff, chaffinch, reed warbler and willow warbler. Yellow broom brightened a corner not far from what will be a large patch of lupins when they eventually flower.

Bulbous buttercup

Bulbous buttercup

Cuckoo flower

Cuckoo flower

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