Sunday, 23 February 2014

Norfolk for Half Term - Late winter

Visiting Strumpshaw and Claxton in Norfolk over half term, surprisingly mild with a respite in the endless rain and still no sign of snow with chances now receding. We didn't manage this time to visit the coast or bird reserves but did walk up over the beautiful Claxton fields on three separate evenings. There are clearly signs of spring with the hedgerows just beginning to sprout leaves, the rabbit runs showing signs of excavation, the sounds of the first skylarks and chaffinch, a circling pair of buzzards, a moth at the kitchen window in the evening and the daffodils and snowdrops.

Back in Somerset now  - and looking in my pond in Ashcott I am surprised to note that although there seems to be plenty of ongoing frog action there is still no frogspawn ?

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