At Samphire Hoe last Tuesday the early spider orchids were clearly in evidence,I will soon have the pleasure of helping with the count.
The first dingy skipper butterflies were also seen along with small copper and orange tip.
ORANGE TIP (UNDERWING)
On the bird front there were few migrants with just 4 wheatears on the ground.The resident black redstarts are busy nest building,and the kestrels were seen mating on the cliff face a noisy and precarious business.
Peregrine, fulmar, stonechat, meadow pipit and skylark,can also be seen.
BLACK REDSTART with nesting material
This fox was seen on the railway track in the early morning,I guess he knows to avoid the third rail,or he could end up the wrong kind of fox "DEAD".