An absolutely glorious day eventually and a pleasure to be outside! For once the day had the smell, as well as the warmth, of spring so we might yet be on our way!!
In between short jaunts out had a long wander around locally. In one of the stubble fields down by the river around 1300 Pink-footed Geese were feeding along with much fewer numbers of Grey-lag Geese, all intent on putting on weight and getting in the best of condition before moving back to their northward breeding haunts. The noise was quite something as they squabbled, socialised and communicated in their inimitable way, providing an audible backdrop that will soon disappear with their departure and leave a major absence of sound enveloping the landscape despite the best efforts of the remaining spring songsters!
At the other end of the day a couple of Pipistrelle-sized bats were around the house and trees confirming how mild it had suddenly become!!