Day seven of the one a day walk, 29th March. The clocks altered this weekend to British Summer Time, I was going to get up early to get used to the time change but my radio controlled clock in the bedroom decided not to change. I realised I was late when I noticed how light it was, perhaps tomorrow!

Today I decided to go around the back of the village along the road to Chisel Farm and back home via Melways lane. One consolation is that the road is very quiet just the occasional worker at the moment.

Just inside the road to Chisel farm there is a field of Cows and calves and this little one  I suspect was not very old as he hadn’t been tagged. This one is born to the rare White Park breed, they are striking looking animals and I do enjoy seeing them.

White Park calf
White Park calf

Heading towards Melways Lane and I could see some white birds in with the sheep, although at a distance I could count around ten Little Egrets, it’s the first time this year that I had seen a collection of them, they seem to gather just before breeding season. I could only take a distance picture as I only had my short focal length lens on, it was nice to see so many at once.

Egrets with sheep
Egrets with sheep

The Lichens on trees and fences are looking spectacular at the moment.

Gold lichen, Caloplaca flavescens
Gold lichen, Caloplaca flavescens

With the clear blue sky the view towards Shillingstone Hill and the old Lime Quarry was as always beautiful, although the quarry has been closed for many years it has never disappeared. I can remember when it was in full production from when I lived in Shillingstone, some of the lime was spread on the fields in the local area.

View towards Shillingstone Hill
View towards Shillingstone Hill
Montage of March Flowers and Trees
Montage of March Flowers and Trees

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