A couple of weeks ago Chris referred to his birdwatching on the Long Mountain reminding him of the Sixties - it was a bit like that on the Wern this morning. A curlew's bubbling song, several whitethroats singing, and two lapwings flying acrobatically and calling in the way that only lapwings can! - all these were common sights and sounds when we moved here in 1980, but it's been a long time now since we've enjoyed them here.
A great start to the day - the only downside was the way the hedgebottoms and verges have been shaved, presumably by the Council. Are there no guidelines to avoid disturbing nesting birds?