Monday, 2 January 2012

Cobwebs blown away

Our last day off before returning to work and finally the dreary rain that seemed to have settled over us for most of Christmas has blown away. A lovely bright and cold day. Perfect for a walk on the South Downs.

From Cheesefoot Head we headed across the farmland towards Morestead village. The wind as we walked across the high ground was biting but once sheltered by the trees the sunshine was glorious.

Coming back we saw literally hundreds of crows and jackdaws descending on a field in the valley. Flocks of them seemed to appear from all directions. We've no idea what it was that was attracting them. Then just as quickly they dispersed. No pictures sadly. We forgot the camera and the mobile phone really wasn't up to the job.

As usual we derided our ability to identify trees and plants. A definite resolution for 2012!

After 3 hours of traipsing we headed home for a very welcome mug of tea. A fab end to our Christmas break.

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