A later arrival than usual for this early spring visitor.
The curlew have returned. Mr Smith saw one on Saturday while I was working at Gallery @ 12 in Eccleshall, I had to wait until this morning to see my first one of the year, I'd heard one earlier this morning and thought that was going to be all I was able to report , but after breakfast I went outside to photograph the grey cold and icy scene and what should fly past calling but my curlew!
Spring is definitely on it's way a little bit later than usual but that just helps make moments like this even more special.
The curlew usually stay now right through to the end of the summer. I just love listening to them calling.