As we parked a Chiffchaff was singing by the side of the road. The trees did look deceptively barren when we first went in but on closer inspection there were signs of life everywhere including a few Bluebells starting to appear.
I love these carvings on a fallen tree.
A Mistle Thrush and Blackbird flew across the path in front of us. In a little patch of green a GS Woodpecker flew around the trees along with Blue and Great Tits. In fact there were many Blue Tits in the woods, more than i've seen in any one place for a while. We also saw Song Thrush, Blackcap, Jays, Magpies, Crows, Wrens, Robin, Great, Coal and Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch and a Kestrel hunting in a field by the bridge.
(Good job the Woodpecker is so bright or you'd never spot it!)
Theme of the day, birds turning their back or flying off just as i'm taking a photo!
There is a path running through the woods, which looks to be well used by horses, luckily there is a walkway/steps running down the side of it making it much easier (and cleaner) to walk down to the bridge.