Despite the weather forecast for rain, the sun shone for most of the day and I had a very pleasant walk along Holland's Wash Drove, Gypsy Drove, through Combe Wood and across the fields back through SSW and home to Stantway. Bluebells are unfurling alongside Jack by the Hedge in the verges and the birds are singing loudly. The rookery in Combe Wood was very active with constant comings and goings and constant squabbles making a very noisy background soundtrack. Buzzards were soaring in the thermals and I also counted three sparrow hawks circling overhead. The first Cowslips were out in the SSW.