Needing to make another trip out to Scallows, we took the opportunity for our daily exercise, wandering around the wood, meadow and walled garden. It was good to be back. The hide still stands OK; I have missed my sessions here this winter but it would have meant 3 or 4 trips out every week, I think pushing the guidelines for lockdown too much. We enjoyed watching a pair of buzzards displaying over the back meadow and listening to the rooks busying about their nests. Although there is still very much a winter look to the wood there was a real spring feel to the air.
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