Spring has arrived
I have at last heard the cuckoo over Yew Tree Heath and although he is over a mile away flying over Ipley Inclosure he can still be heard over the din that the sky larks make to prevent predators from finding their nests .
On Sunday Molly dog and I walked Buskets and heard two cuckoos and saw one flying from tree to tree .
When flying they dip and surge upwards much like a woodpecker but they are much bigger, the size of a large pidgeon
Last weeks warm weather , yes 20c on thursday 21st , has really brought out a bumper crop of primroses and bluebells. although since the temperature has of dropped and it is chilly with easterly winds, at leadt its dry
Also to be seen in the open are violets , especially in areas that were cleared last year.I'm hoping to pop over to the nest cam in Holidays Hill this week so I will report back soon on the fledglings
Our four day midweek breaks for May start from £315 room and breakfast and £435 with dinner, per couple
Included in our 4 day midweek breaks are tea and home made cake on arrival and complimentary tickets to Exbury Gardens
My walk of the month has to be from Boltons Bench.It gives you great views over forest lawns and you may hear the cuckoo!
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Paul and the Gang
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Molly will be four this year and will meet up her partner , Stan and their pups for their annual walk on Fritham Plain.Then it's back to the Royal Oak for crisps and sausages for the dogs and a pint for me.