Most obviously, the Hawthorn was in full and brilliant bloom, and the grasses and flowers had grown up considerably. The Parsley was head-and-shoulders above everything else, the Cowslip, Speedwell continued to flower, and a few Red Dead-Nettle, Buttercup and White Campion were starting to appear. In the shade, the Forget-me-Not seemed to shine out from under the Garlic Mustard. The Cow Parsley was also in full bloom nearby along Chalky Road and the Buttercups and Daises covered one of the meadows.
A Lesser Whitethroat was singing at the far end of the railway cutting, the male Chaffinch and male Yellowhammer were both looking resplendent in the sun, and a Grey Squirrel was sitting very still (in full view) but still hoping not to be noticed!