The original plan today had been to go up to Burton Agnes to look at the snowdrops, but the weather was wet and miserable so we met up with friends Brian and Heather to walk Jet and indulge ourselves in tea and stickies at the excellent Sunnyside Farm Shop and Tea Rooms. We met in the car park at the tea rooms and then enjoyed a variation of our usual walk around Walesby Woodlands. Although it was rather gloomy the diffuse light and damp conditions made it ideal for intimate landscapes. The highlight of the day (other than the excellent tea and cake) was the good views of a pair of crossbills drinking out of a puddle just in front of us on the path. They were in splendid spring plumage and the male, in particular, was stunning. Unfortunately I had the wrong camera and lens with me, but it was wonderful just to see them. I didn't realise they were to be found here. On the way home I stopped for a couple of shots from Bully Hill above Tealby looking towards Lincoln. This is an excellent location and will repay a visit in more dramatic lighting.
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