Just a brief post as I haven't really been anyway (Edit oops sorry meant anywhere !) recently to blog about! I did have a trip out with D recently to look for hares in an area where I have seen them in the past.
Sadly, there were none around - in fact, I haven't seen them in this area for a few years now. Although the area doesn't look very promising for wildlife (huge prairie type fields and not many hedges) I have seen some good birds in the area in the past including Golden Plover, Corn Bunting and Yellow Wagtails. Merlin used to over-winter in the area too.
We stopped off briefly at the Church of St Chad - parts of which date back to the 13th century.
The churchyard was full of daffodils and celandines and
I did like this bench encircling a yew.
(Photos taken by D with the Canon Bridge camera.)
I'm currently reading "Meadowland" and would highly recommend this superb book. The prose is beautiful and the book is also stuffed full of interesting facts on flora and fauna. I am rationing myself to a chapter a night as it is one of those books I just don't want to finish!
I suspect a few visitors to my blog are looking for posts on Garden Moths so just to let you know I now post on garden wildlife on a different blog. There is a link at the top of the page on the right.
AN EARLY VISIT TO MY LOCAL PATCH.
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