The first walk today was a wonderful one of discovery. Visiting a tiny local wood looked after by the National Trust I came across a brand new rookery in the making. The chatter amongst the rooks about was tremendous, mixed in with exuberant Blue Tit, Wren, Greenfinch and Robin song.
The walk also produced some interesting pieces of windfall wood which is being collected for a new long-term art project I have been researching. More details are this are available on my other artists blog Rareharedesigns.blogspot.com
There has been much diy noise coming from the ancient Bluetit box under the window and repeated repelling of a pair of Robins who have designs on the des-res. Pairs of Dunnocks, Greenfinch and Wood pigeon have also rented accommadation in the garden.
From the top of the bus Magpies can be seen sitting on their eggs already. Hopefully nothing freexingly unpleasant turns up in the coming weather.
It was a voyage of discovery taking a walk through an ancient woodland on Wirral this week. (I did not know there was any ancient woodland in Wirral ) Carpets of white Wood Anemone and Yellow Celendine were blossoming all over with carpets of wild garlic and bluebells hovering ready to burst come April.
AND the birdsong is so breathe taking after such a long winter silence. Song duels are resounding in the undergrowth and tree tops. Ground nesting birds such as the Skylark and Grasshopper Warbler are calling to potential mates from their hidden nests, whilst Magpies are already sitting on their eggs in the tree tops.
AND saw the first Comma butterfly of spring.
Sadly no hares spotted this year....