Monday, 22 February 2010

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.


  1. Oh yes, roll on spring. we dont get curlews up here but eventually there will be swallows and that always makes me feel that a new summer has arrived.

  2. Spring is definitely on its way! I can smell it in the air and see it in the way the light is changing. Hurray!!