Today though I took another walk in the woods before work but went in the opposite direction to usual, where the trees are larger, older and it's a little bit darker!
Straight away i'm surrounded by birdsong - Blackbird, Dunnock, Robin, Blackcap, Wren, Chaffinch, Song Thrush, Woodpigeon (not entirely sure their call can be a song!). A Nuthatch was flying around the trees, only my second time seeing them on the patch.
Squirrels are everywhere in this part of the woods and aren't bothered by people so much. Two were chasing each other around a tree trunk, they looked almost cartoon like.
I got a nice new patch tick with a pair of Stock Doves on a nest box too.
It's an entirely different feel in here to the lower part of the woods I usually walk in, it feels more like a wood despite being able to see the houses that surround it in places!