4th March 2020

Updated: Mar 7, 2020

Drizzle accompanied me for my long sit today but what a morning! I combined it with a 4.5 mile walk through the local countryside and what treats awaited me today. A walk through the woods revealed dog violets, plenty of King Aflred's Cakes fungi, blackbirds, robins, chaffinches, great tits and a whole chorus of other birds hidden in the burgeoning foliage of spring.

I found a spot between the woodland path and a field to sit and watched three roe deer as they grazed in field. I scanned the trees behind them and what should I spot but what I thought was peregrine falcon taking a leisurely look for its breakfast but turned out to be a juvenile buzzard.

As I walked back around the age of the copse and the fields I heard an orchestra of skylarks and saw a flock swirling and twirling upwards into the sky. A Yellowhammer asked me for a little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese and family of sparrows discussed the daily comings and goings of hedgerow life. I feel so very grateful for everything I have seen and the space I have shared with nature this morning. I will return to this place.

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