Dryad's saddle a common fungi in the woods around here
My first fledgling this spring was a Dipper at Highford being fed by both parents. Further along a Kingfisher flew out of a nest hole in the bank on the far side of the river. The young Dipper has a ring on its right leg. A pair of Goosander were on the river here as well as several pairs of Mallard.I walked further upstream to Mitford castle. The commonest bird singing along the river was Blackcap; there seemed to be one singing or 'tac' ing every 20 yards or so. There was a Buzzard at the castle being mobbed by Jackdaws and a Green woodpecker (heard). many plants are coming into flower and the first fungi are beginning to fruit.