Friday 17 May 2013

First cuckoo

This evening I heard my first cuckoo of summer 2013. Unfortunately not in our garden but about a mile away in the Gorse Field near Hough Mill, Swannington.

Gorse blooming  in the Gorse Field.
Hough Mill
I joined the Coleorton Heritage Group tour of the old coal mines in the area with a guide from the Swannington Heritage Group who own and care for the land and have restored the mill.

It was a beautiful evening and lovely walking through the spinney of native English trees and wild spring flowers like red campions and lady's smock.

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