Gatekeepers

Yesterday saw the first Gatekeepers of the year in the garden.  A walk through Denny Wood to Frohawk Ride produced large numbers of Silver-washed Fritillary, Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Gatekeeper and Large Skipper with a few Red Admiral, Brimstone and Green-veined White.  Goldcrests were one of the few species of bird singing and a solitary singing Chiffchaff seemed to be mixing up his “chiffs” with his “chaffs”.