The lower field entrance by Maidenhead Road

Spring on the hills

The mud is still horrendous on the hills.  It’s tempered slightly by some harsh frosts which firm up the ground, but it’s getting warmer now and the dogs come back after each walk covered in mud. But the trees are starting to sprout buds, the rabbits are squirrels are out and about and the woods vibrate to the sound of woodpeckers.  This is a perfect time of year to see woodpeckers as you can follow their sound and without the trees being full of leaves you can catch glimpses of them in the branches pounding their little heads into the trunk.  Painful way to attract a mate in my opinion. The sound always reminds me of flicking a ruler when I was at school.

Spring has sprung