Good Friday at Batsford

Friday 6th April 2007
On a gorgeous spring day we made for Batsford Park Arboretum, near Moreton-in-Marsh, an Easter favourite of ours over the years. The Magnolias and Cherries in particular at this time of year are stunning. To add to the day, I heard a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker calling not far from the old dairy in the grounds. I may have glimpsed it as it left the top of a Pine, but couldn't get a proper look without bins. This Peacock butterfly below allowed very close approach as it sunbathed (photo:Paul Masters).

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