A first outing for me this season last weekend (23 & 24 May), Sword-leaved was a tick while the only Lady I had seen previously was a single plant at Hartslock that was some way past its best. Seeing thousands of both species was pretty eye-opening!
Bigger, better versions on my Flickr pages.
Lady Orchid, Kent
Monkey Orchid, Kent
Sword-leaved Helleborine, Hampshire
Fly Orchid, Hampshire
Burnt-tip Orchid, Hampshire
I also managed to jam in on the Greater Yellowlegs at Titchfield Haven on Sunday: