Well it wasn't wall to wall sunshine on the reserve this morning but it was a darn sight better than yesterday. Double click on these photos to enlarge them.
The first Harty lambs of the year.
This Lapwing nest scrape has now been completed and awaits its eggs.
This willow blosson greets me as I drive through the entry thicket to the reserve gate.
New moss growth on the seawall steps, which I think has a certain attractiveness.
A direction sign along the seawall, handy in case I get confused some days.
There were a lot of ducks there as I took this shot, which don't appear to be there now.
These next two photos show early growth of the Milk Thistle on the reserve. As far as I know this is the only place on Sheppey that it grows. By mid-summer this will have grown into very large flowers woth purple flower heads, variagated leaves and extremely spiteful spines.
The Mole has been busy. I wonder if he is down there doing his spring-cleaning now and perhaps dusting the Garibaldi plaster statues.
The camera shy Whitefronts take to the air again before I could get a decent photo