Doug Fairweather has sent some of the few pictures taken at the weekend at Tophill Low NR. No bird ones but a couple of new subjects that might get more time spent on them as the year progresses.
Spiders seem to be a subject not having made it on to the blog until now. A little searching needed to find these 2 Nuctenea umbratica hidden away under the bark of a live sycamore... which is now a dead sycamore as it fell down in the weekend gale.
Also molluscs aren't a usual feature on here. This attractive little snail was found in the horse chestnut leaf litter along the now extinct horse chestnut avenue. A Cepaea spp, probably hortensis.