Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Last of April

To see April out, just a few more pictures from our walks during the month. The Views across the parkland, towards Shipley Hill were just spectacular a few days ago....And we found a 'new' pond which we hadn't seen before!
The views across the grazing land which is being managed by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, was equally good.
Around Straw's Bridge, the geese, swans, ducks, gulls, moorhens, coots and grebes have been joined by several summer migrants.  The Willow Warblers, Chiff-chaffs, Grasshopper Warblers and Swallows were in evidence, as was this Carrion Crow.
At the moment, as well as the Bluebells, another blue flower has begun to brighten the parkland. These belong to the Blue Alkanet (Pentaglottis sempervirens) and a beautiful show they make too.
Among all this burgeoning flora, it is often the most mundane which looks the best and right now, the humble Daisy is putting on a brilliant show.
All in all, it's been a colourful and floriferous month.  Here's to May!
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