Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It was a beautiful day at Scrag, cold and misty at first but once the sun broke through, it was lovely to construct the new bird hide. I built this one with my father over Christmas in his big garage and its aim is to provide an alternative shooting position for up to 3 photographers when the later afternoon, light is more dominant. The main hide can get a little shady from 3pm onwards in winter when the sun is lower, so this one should really enhance the woodland bird's photography workshops. If you are interested in attending one of these superb days please visit the website www.davidplummerimages.co.uk.
All day there were 2 robins singing from the blackthorn area as well as the occasional great spotted woodpecker drum. Spring is approaching and if you look at the woodland floor it is obvious with the new season's primrose leaves emerging as well as bluebell clusters appearing (not the flower, the plant) and dog's mercury too! By my reckoning the start of spring is in the first week of February, but everyone moans at me when I say that. However, if you spend enough time in the wood there are so many plants beginning to emerge it can't really be denied that growth is starting.

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