19th April. Heard the coocoo for the first time this year. Perhaps he’ll drop by one day soon, he usually haunts the walnut trees in the courtyard.
april, weekk 1 and 2 April 17, 2007
Asphodels in flower, white and pink, profuse and about a metre tall in the woods.
Always a delight to see the house martens back, they fly through the tiny gap over the doors into the barn without so much as touching the breaks, as if hurrying home from the shops. They’re very busy in the muddy patch where the ducks have dabbled up the grass.
Today I have been visited by a hoopoe, very priveledged. By the time I had grabbed the camera, he’d gone. Hopefully he’ll be back.
March, week 3,4. April 6, 2007
The first flights of geese, several hundred at a time, pass overhead.
Fields of wild daffodils (narcissus pseudonarcissus) at Castet.
Groups of hoop petticoat (bulbocodium) narcissus