It is really amazing what you can find in a couple of city cemeteries! In the last few days while we've been on our Daily Exercise walks we've heard both blackcaps and (more surprisingly) willow warblers in the cemeteries. Both these birds are summer visitors to the UK and both have lovely songs. We haven't yet seen a blackcap this year but we had lovely views of a willow warbler yesterday.
Yesterday we also saw this red spider mite, which was much larger than any other red spider mite either of us have ever seen
while in the park the ash trees are starting to bloom
and the hawthorn won't be far behind
Andrena scotica (sometimes commonly known as the chocolate mining bee). Solitary bees are so called because they nest separately rather than in a hive, but their nests are often close together and they're often seen in groups.
The UK Government is, at the moment, allowing us out for one form of
#DailyExercise once a day in addition to visiting the shops (as
infrequently as possible), travelling to work (for those with essential
jobs that can't be done from home) and medical emergencies including
helping those who are self isolating. Though there are suggestions that
the privilege of outdoor exercise may be removed because of the actions
of some people who have been gathering in greenspaces without paying any
attention to the need for proper social distancing.