There's something appropriate about seeing chocolate mining bees (Andrena scotica) so close to Easter. We first noticed a colony of these bees on Friday (you can read more about Friday's #DailyExercise walk in this blogpost). Today we found another colony of these lovely bees close to the original colony
The cherry trees will soon be in bloom, these are the trees in our street
and here is some of the blossom on a tree in one of the cemeteries
chaffinches, wrens, robins, blackcaps, willow warblers and chiffchaffs. We've also seen goldcrests, blue tits, great tits, goldfinches, bullfinches and blackbirds. We've occasionally heard or seen great spotted woodpeckers, mistle thrushes and one unexpected pheasant (whose photo you can see in this blogpost).
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.