There were lots of birds out and a lot of birdsong, we saw Magpies, Woodpigeons and a Starling all collecting twigs. Redwings, Mistle and Song Thrush were all foraging on the ground under the trees but were easily spooked - there are a lot of dog walkers here.
You can seen the difference as we walked round the park, the sun and fog pictures were within about 20 minutes of each other.
The warm weather has brought flowers into bloom and there are lots of buds on the trees and shrubs
This Robin sang us out of the park
The lure of a bacon sandwich had us walking into the town centre with a detour around Scatcherd Park on the way.
A Rook (in the fog!)
Crocus a few minutes later in the sun!
I've heard a Woodpecker drumming in the park here a couple of mornings on the way to work recently, i've not managed to see it and there was no sign today unfortunately. I've only heard one once before here so maybe it was just passing through?
We headed through a churchyard hidden at the back of some shops so my daughter could show me a recently discovered grave belonging to my husbands great great grandparents, we also managed to spot our only Wren of the day singing nearby. My daughter pointed out a Pied Wagtail flying overhead, there is a couple of them around the centre at the moment and they are very vocal!
Back to find a couple Greenfinch in the garden, my husband had seen them on the feeder earlier in the week and they were back again, not for long but a great rare garden spot!