Spring is well on the way with snowdrops, celandines and daffodils brightening the hedgerows. And some interesting sightings since Christmas too. Jenny Galton-Fenzi reported last week “A first yesterday – John Floyd and I were standing on the village bridge when we saw a cormorant swimming downstream. Have previously only seen them drying their wings on the dead tree in the ’causeway meadow’. Cherry plum (prunus cerasifera) is out. I think the nearest tree is by the main road as you go through Littlehempston Wood. Next blackthorn, then hawthorn.” Jenny also has a regular visitor to her garden – a white pheasant. Another white pheasant has been spotted roaming around the fields in Gatcombe.
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