Today I was kindly invited by friends to their house in the lovely Village of Coldred, just west of Dover. They had some Treecreepers in their front garden, but as luck would have it, they weren’t there !

Blackcap singing
The Blackcap

I did however enjoy a pleasant walk around the fields and through the woods by their home. It was a lovely day and whilst walking through the gap where once lay the old Elham Railway Line I came across a Blackcap happily singing away on an old dead tree.

To be honest, the journey over was not only wirthwhile for catching up with friends but just getting the single shot of this lovely little bird.

The lovely Village of Coldred

Upon returning home I took a quick walk down the fields via the small Copse next to the Stream where the ground was covered with Wild Garlic.
With a slight dampness in the air, the aroma was quite exquisite. A few days later and the leafs were playing their role in a couple of Casseroles !

Wild Garlic in the Woods
Wild Garlic

Around the Garden bird visitors were abundant including both male and female Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a Jay, always welcome.
If they weren’t feeding they were busy gathering various materials for nest building. I don’t know where they all are, but there’s quite a few about.
Saying that, House Sparrows are already in their nests under the eaves at the rear of the house. As far as I can gather, we have three families there.

Much to come over the next few weeks, I’m looking forward to it.

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