A morning walk through Hirst Woods... Slightly disappointing in that the promised sunshine never broke through. Nevertheless, a light mistiness is attractive in woodland, emphasising the separation between the trees.
Everywhere was terribly muddy, though I don't recall that we've had a huge amount of rain recently. I do get a bit fed up of cleaning my boots!
Apart from a handful of dog-walkers, I had the woods to myself and enjoyed watching the squirrels and birds in the quiet and stillness. I saw lots: a variety of tits; blackbirds, lovely speckled thrushes; a beautiful jay and a cute little treecreeper, as well as the ubiquitous magpies. None of them stayed still long enough to photograph but just seeing them was pleasure in itself.