It was a wonderful walk, birdsong blipping out from every tree and hedgerow - the repetitive "deeeee-doooooo" of great tits being particularly noticeable; and there was a spot in the ditch next to the cycle path between the two lakes that a number of chaffinch, blackbirds and dunnock were using as a communal spa. As can be seen below, signs of spring were present despite the cold, and a juvenile blackbird was making a very scratchy and off key attempt to sing from a tree top before it was chased off by an adult male no doubt fed up with having to put its wings over its ears.
A final treat - on the park near my home, a small flock of redwing took up residence for the afternoon, brought into town by the cold.
|The author and the sprouting crocuses|
|Life and death|
|Balderton lake aglow|
|Great crested grebe in the distance|
|Canada goose and the skeksis like muscovy duck|
|Gorse in flower - goldfinches were loving it!|
|Redwing in the tree|