The North Downs above Folkestone are in good condition, with an abundance of chalk downland flowers emerging, with seemingly a new species emerging each day. Today the blooming of Birds-Foot Trefoil was apparent.
With the emerging flowers come the butterflies, each species with its own particular food-plants. Three Adonis Blues were seen, mostly keeping their wings closed, but occasionally (but distantly) showing their glorious blue upper wings.
And finally....a racing pigeon spent the afternoon in a friend's garden, so I was called in to advise (blind leading the blind). It was a portly creature, and just seemed tired, so I left it where it was and reported its ring number to the Royal Pigeon Racing Society. For the record, it was GB90 X79252, and I hope it will make its way to its owner.