Down along the hedgerow

The lane to our plot is sunken below the level of the surrounding fields.  Passing along it one is bounded on both sides by six foot banks.

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One North facing, the other South, each has its own distinct ecosystem. As the months pass by the complexion of the banks shifts and changes as plants take their turn to come into flower. This is a glimpse of a short section of that hedgerow today:

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Meanwhile, Fanny, the Young ‘Un trying hardest to turn into a cockerel is practising cockerel skills on top of the run – hoarse crowing, neck twisting, strutting and wing flapping

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And we do have a new species to add to our bird list today – The House Sparrow.  After populating the lower farm yard for months while refusing to venture uphill today they couldn’t keep away – feeding fledglings, cheeping noisily.  Why come here now?

Elsewhere on the plot today

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