A lunch time stroll along the cycle path to Doddington, today, produced a few species of interest. Two Skylarks were briefly in full song. A Peregrine was hunting Wood pigeons on neighbouring fields. Two Meadow pipits fed in a small wetland at the side of the path. Small flocks of Pink-footed geese were commuting between tasty fields. The largest accumulation of birds were about 500 in a grass pasture just down from the village.
Hawthorn was coming into leaf next to the path! Obviously continental plants. Older, more established plants are still in tight bud.