Wheatear in Wentbridge

I had a trip to Brockadale today to see where the cowslips were at but they are still not through yet despite the warmer weather. Another week or so should really see them showing strong. On the way back I drove beneath Went Hills at Wentbridge and noticed a really bright female wheatear there.

After lunch I hit Newmillerdam to see if there were any nesting great crested grebes but didn’t find any. It was rather quite in general to be fair, though I did hear chiffchaff singing and saw at least one large terrapin basking in the spring sunshine. The mute swans were busy nest building only a few metres from the bank and way too close for the 500mm I had with me!

mute swan at Newmillerdam