On Wednesday we went about as far north as you can go in East Yorkshire, although it is possible we just strayed into North Yorkshire. Here, the spring was about 3 weeks behind what it is back home. We saw a male Redstart disappearing into the nest hole. As the day got warmer then the insect life began to become more prevalent. The flora was better than a fortnight ago, but it was still several weeks behind what it was last year. Apart from the mating Orange-tips included on the blog yesterday, the highlights were probably the family of 6 baby Goldcrests. They were almost impossible to see through binoculars, so were even harder to photograph!
Yellowhammer (c) 2015 Aileen Urquhart
Goldcrest (c) 2015 Aileen Urquhart
Brimstone & Red Campion
Wood Tiger Moth
Common Spotted Orchid (c) 2015 Aileen Urquhart
Common Spotted Orchid (c) 2015 Ben Coneyworth
North Marsh orchid? (c) 2015 Ben Coneyworth