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Alexandra Palace and Park is a few minutes walk from where I live, and as well as the usual park attractions such as a boating lake and pitch-and-putt course it has a large conservation area which borders on two small reservoirs.
This photo was taken from the conservation area, with a large bed of Cow-parsley in the foreground.
Alexandra Palace

This Grey Wagtail was very busy collecting tiny flies on the path alongside the reservoirs. It's called the 'Grey' Wagtail to differentiate it from the Pied Wagtail which is shades of grey, and the Yellow Wagtail which usually looks green.

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail
I was very disappointed to see so few insects about, just a few hoverflies and Orange-tip butterflies who declined my invitation to rest and be photographed. However, this Comma was resting with wings closed, showing the white mark on the underside that gives it its name:
Comma

More new Spring flowers -for some reason all purple. Comfrey is a large plant with large leaves and lots of purple flowers, which are usually a magnet for bumblebees (where were they on Monday?).
Comfrey


Herb Robert is a member of the Geranium family, and is reputed to have miraculous healig powers - CLICK HERE.

Herb Robert
Thrift
Hedgerow Cranesbill

The Laburnum tree is a mass of bright yellow flowers in Spring:
Laburnum

Finally, a puzzle. I found this small bubble (about 1/2", 12mm diameter) on a plant alongside the New River. I've no idea what it is, or where it came from. Any suggestions welcome!
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