Beside the river
A mainly grey cold day and we all went for a short walk along the river this morning. So many signs of spring around us. There were many rooks sitting on nests at the tops of a cluster of very tall trees, catkins were coming out in profusion and the green leaves of the willow trees uncurling. We spotted several birds including a cormorant swimming in the river, a heron fishing in a small stream, great tits, robins and chaffinches.
The census form was filled out, we were a little surprised at some of the leading questions. Then it was back home and sorting out a short presentation I volunteered to give next week. A friend mentioned whether I had heard a bang yesterday and I did recall hearing one and thought it was probably pheasant shooting but apparently a meteor fell to earth which was visible in the sky and producing a sonic boom. We now need to look out for the fragments.