Excitement at Altofts

A lot of fuss in the sky attracted my attention and there were four lapwings mobbing a red kite!¬†(And it was on the Wakefield side of the M62,- tho’ only just!).Red kite

I also heard skylark singing, saw a small tortoiseshell, a pair of yellowhammers and a substantial patch of butterbur . All this along the canal at Altofts this afternoon.

Common butterbur (Petasites hybridus)