The Bluebells in the wood are nearing their peak now, a little bit later than 2012 and a lot later than 2011, thanks to the cold Spring. Here's a few pics, click each one for options to view larger versions in Flickr if you like, or click here to go to my Flickr photostream.
There's still the odd patch of Wood Anemone lurking around as well:
The leaves on the Sweet Chestnut coppice are coming on really well now, doubling in size in less than a week:
Meanwhile, the wild boar have been busy digging:
This time they even left some droppings as a calling card!
Although the bird feeder obviously got a lot of use during winter, it then got used less as Spring arrived, but is busy again now - I'm guessing that as the adults have chicks to feed, or will do soon, they are keen to get any easy food they can! Here's a Chaffinch at our feeder - we don't see these too often in the woods.
The Chaffinch was knocking some seeds out, and this Pheasant crept up underneath the feeder to gather them up...
It's great to finally be away from winter, let's hope the jet stream behaves and we get a better summer this year...