Walking round Ardinning Wildlife reserve for a picnic lunch today. The large keep your dogs on a lead signs seem generally ignored. Today a guy’s spaniel took off & quartered a section of moor, 2 curlew going crazy over it. Bloke could not catch or call his dog. Mood: grumpy.

Lots of cuckoos calling this morning, caught glimpse of a few. Lots of other birdsong. Warm, sunny the best of the day and still didn’t meet a soul. Sweet Woodruff and bluebells under the trees. It clouded over a bit, but we saw a couple of Small Heath butterflies. A jay.