We visited Linford Lakes in the morning, where the Chiffchaffs were calling to welcome in the new season.
The flowers, too, were keen to show that life is being renewed before our eyes. The Lesser Celandines have been out for a while, whilst these were our first Coltsfoots (Coltsfeet?) of the year.
In the afternoon, we headed down to Walton Lake and were greeted by warm sunshine. A few Mallard ducks loitered by a viewing platform and I took the opportunity to focus on the bright wing feathers (or speculum) of both male and female.
Our visit was punctuated by a few Comma butterflies, though as it was chillier today, this was the only species seen.
And let's not forget, the flight season for dragons and damsels is only a month away!