The mist and fog was decidedly denser as I approached the Fisheries, the sun had threatened to appear but it was not to be this morning. Highlight species were Blackbirds, Great & Blue Tits, a lone Fieldfare, Wren, a very vocal fly-over Raven, a great Spotted Woodpecker, Corvids were plentiful and noticeably Magpies were in abundance! Only a short visit this morning as it was such a damp and chilly morning!
"How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet, rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep, their work well done,
Colors gleaming in the sun.
At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow."
- Elsie N. Brady.