Still good numbers of Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs singing but their cousins, the Sylvia Warblers were all but silent apart from a couple of Blackcap. Not much else of note except Great-spotted Woodpecker and Willow Tit in the wood and about 80 Swift feeding over the fell.
A walk into the Fell Edge wood, thats the bit of the wooded South Burn on the fell side of Waldridge Lane, showed how much the water level rose during the storm the other day. Half the the vegetation was covered in mud, now mainly dried grey-brown, making the whole area even darker than usual and looking like the ash covering following a volcanic eruption.
|Everything was covered|
But there like a beacon in all of the gloom was a single albino Foxglove.
The roses along Waldridge Lane are at their peak now with Rosa sheradii, canina and caesia and their hybrids all putting on a good show of white through to dark pink flowers.