Blackthorn flowers

A check today revealed the first of the Blackthorn flowers are open, it seems to have been a long time coming but this marks the arrival of spring for me.

Blackthorn seen here in 2009

Also today first Red Admiral butterfly among the trees. In the sunnier spots Peacocks seem plentiful, I counted six. Also a couple of Commas.
Lots of Buff-tailed Bumblebees and  a chance encounter with a Bloody-nosed Beetle

Bloody-nosed Beetle

Bloody-nosed Beetle

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