Sunday, 10 March 2013

Postcard from North Africa

A true rite of spring - watching the return of the Eurasian Crane on route to breeding grounds further afield after wintering in north Africa. The birds fly in a classic V formation, calling all the while,

honking their way ever further north, possibly all the way to Scandinavia.

A pleasant 18 C today, though temperatures tumble later in the week for a short, sharp shock, just to remind us that this is March.