This morning we met a man from The British Trust for Ornathology doing a survey on the breeding birds in the area. He has been recording them for the past 18 years.
I think I disturbed him by running up to him asking what he was doing with his clip board! We've had a lot of people here from electricity boards, to the council, planners etc. checking we aren't building where we shouldn't and I never manage to catch the people wandering the road to ask what they are noting on those clipboards.
The man kindly told us about the pair of lesser spotted woodpeckers in the area, the wrens that had survived the winter and other birds that we should look out for over the breeding season.
We also spent some time looking at the Jacobs lambs (as always) and looking at the rate the plants are growing. This last picture is of the folded leaves sprouting that will uncurl themselves throughout the day.
The hedges were cut a few weeks ago too and still look like a cluster of kindling but there are green leaves appearing on the tips that should fill out soon.