Absent Friends

Posted by Ian

A while since I’ve blogged; Brian does an excellent job of keeping us informed and entertained with his words and pics but felt the need today.

The last week has seen a shift in temperatures and the appearance of old friends; wheatears are back in abundance (last to leave us and first to come back) chiffchaffs, blackcaps and redpolls and my first swallow today.

Female common toads and their hitch hikers (male toads) are off to the ponds in their hundreds and the mute swan is sitting hard in the reeds on the fishing pond.

How great is nature!.

Old friend died last week, far too early. Pay our last respects tomorrow.

Treasure what you have, wildlife/family /friends, they are not there forever.