Saturday, January 01, 2011
Here we go....
Today was nice and fair with a cool NW breeze blowing. Some hazy sunshine popped through at lunchtime, the first since the milder weather. The landscape is now green all but for isolated patches of dirty snow in the shade.
We drove all of 4 miles, parked up, and did a circular walk around Alnmouth and Foxton today, stopping mid way at a pub in the village for soup and the finest homemade cheescake that has graced my gob (vanilla and gingerbread).
The main natural history event of the day was a new bird for the garden when a duck and drake Goosander flew low, west, right overhead. Those and half a dozen Tree Sparrows at the feeders were about it really. I'll be out for a couple of hours in the morning kicking the OFFH list off proper.