After completing the transect I headed for Denge Wood to try for the Duke of Burgundy Fritillary,and on reaching Bonsai Bank found several specimens on the wing.
Males have four walking legs and females have six so I guess this is a male,
and this one too.
There were lots of Lady Orchids on the bank and Early Purple orchids in the woodland on the way from Garlinge Green as well as Bluebells still in bloom.
EARLY PURPLE ORCHID
There were nightingales,willow warblers,blackcaps and chiffchaffs in song here too.
Since monday the sun has kept well hidden and looks likely to stay that way until next monday,one ray of hope I can remember the spring of 1976 being similar and that turned out not a bad summer.