Along the pavement just outside our house, the daffodils are just coming out, and the crocuses are also looking beautiful. Well they would be if they hadn't been jumped on or kicked. Culprits are either the primary school kids nearby, whose parents don't seem to care that their delinquent children are ruining the spring flowers, or it is somebodies dog which has had a bit of a field day with them. I think I know which it is more likely to be. Anyway rant over. It was sad seeing unopened daffs lying around so mum took one home and put it in a little vase, and miraculously it survived!
Usually I don't bother taking my camera out with me when walking Bracken, often because it's so bloody cold and my fingers are like blocks of ice, but with the recent glimpses of that fiery ball in the sky, I decided to take it on the last couple of evening walks.
|Sunlit tree trunk and bluebells emerging|
|Gorse looking wonderfully colourful|
|Action shot! Look I have my ball, but you can't have it!!|
Another walk, another litter pick...
|Mmmm ready salted crisps! My fave!|
We also had rather distant views of a few buzzards flying way up in the cloud, soaring in the thermals. Must have been really chilly up there! We also saw a heron gliding really high up, which we thought unusual.
|Heavily cropped so a bit blurry, but can make out it's markings.|
More pup shots...
|Posing next to a large fallen tree|
|Racing back for a treat!|
About a week ago I saw a couple of snipe down in the strawberry fields behind our house and then didn't see them again for a few days. We were just on our way back home and we flushed about 10 from the marshy ground. They really are endearing birds! Also quite agile in flight. I got one shot but it was already quite far away so the photo below is a cropped image.
|Snipe showing its characteristically long straight bill.|
Well March is finally over! We did go for a lovely walk down at Blean woods with plenty of sun but I will save that for another blog post.
So let us hope that this year April is remembered for glorious hot weather, rather than it's renowned showers!!
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