14th March - Andy M took the opportunity to walk around Granta Park at the weekend, when there were very few people around, and nature had the place to itself. Quietly walking through Sluice Wood, he spotted a Buzzard, intently watching and listening for any activity in the rough grass below.
Where the sun had been shining through the trees, patches of Sweet Violet, both purple and white ones, and bright sun-burst Celandine were coming into flower, particularly alongside the river near the old footbridge. And around the buildings the Daffodils were also giving a fine display.
Near the lake, a pair of Mute Swan were 'up-ending' to get at the weed, but soon spotted Andy and headed across, in hope of some bread no-doubt. The Canada Goose and Greylag Goose were more reticent, keeping their distance, as did the Grey Heron. Finally, as Andy walked back across the rough ground near the new lakes, a group of Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail were feeding, continually dashing and stopping in search of insects.