Hoofing it

There have been plenty of birds seen recently, but not many photographs.  The big camera doesn’t get carried on long walks, and that has been the running theme: on Good Friday and Easter Saturday I totalled 50 miles walked.  Part of this has been birding, but part just out enjoying the superb weather.

At home we have added two butterflies, Green-veined White and Orange Tip,  and one moth, Lunar Marbled Brown, to our house list.  The roofing felt is proving popular with our Slow Worms.


We had a weekend in Wiltshire, walking with some friends.  On Saturday we walked from Amesbury to Old Sarum and back, and on Sunday we walked on Salisbury Plain and had a look at Stonehenge.  Two very pleasant walks, but only common wildlife.

Summer time…

British Summer Time started on Sunday and we took advantage of the longer evening by walking from home to Arundel and back.  It was a glorious but windy day and the woods were full of birds that I have been scratching around for so far this year.  A few new ducks for the on foot-list at Arundel, a pint at the Black Rabbit and a long but pleasant walk back made for an excellent day.  I don’t think I’ve ever walked 26 miles before.