I loved the whole series covering the seasons and the illustrations inside were so evocative. I was in the Beccles area today so decided on a stroll around Beccles Marsh to the north of the town. With the sun shining there was a real feeling of spring in the air which reminded me of reading these books as a youngster. It was real back to basic stuff but that does no harm every once in a while. OK, the 3 Cetti's Warblers along the Waveney might not be in the book but displaying Lapwings, calling Green Woodpeckers, newly arrived Chiffchaffs, willow catkins and primroses certainly are.
On the way back along the A143 at Earsham near Bungay a van coming the other way wiped out a pheasant (he made no attempt to even slow down), the bird looked very dark so I did a u-turn and it turned out to be a Green Pheasant. With my interest (fetish?!) with escaped and non-native pheasants I'd been thinking of trying to track down some Green Pheasants in the Worstead area where I saw several many years ago. After this bizarre coincidence I'm even more keen to track down some live ones - sad but true!
Green Pheasant, Earsham