Abbey Meadows

Abbey Meadows

Friday, 5 March 2010

Is it spring yet?

Dipping for nesting material

Not likely! but the local woodland is full of birdsong with Song Thrushes and Nuthatches belting out their song. The highlight for me is the simple, plaintive notes of the song of the Bullfinch. There is a one singing in the Abbey woods and is a delight to hear as I walk down the hill towards the river. I watched a pair of Dippers nest building below an overhang just up from Highford bridge; a bit low so I hope it doesn't get flooded out. I took the pics of the long icicles in a sheltered corner of the Borough woods...a timely reminder that spring is just a little bit further away than I would have hoped.

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