The first larks of spring - on 1 February
I was out in the garden going to the bins yesterday and the birds were singing as if their lives depended on it and I thought I could hear a lark, not something I have heard before, when in the garden
So this morning when I went for my walk, I walked through the woods to the top of the hill where the ploughed fields are and almost immediately I heard this indistinct sound that soon became clearly the song of the lark.
There were two of them but they only sang for a short time, but as the foot path turned back down the hill and I was walking between 2 ploughed fields, I suddenly heard a lark singing, so loud and clear and realised it was only tens of feet above my head and I could see the bird as well as hear its beautiful song. I watched as it rose vertically, going higher and higher until it was too small to see, but its song followed me all the way down the hill.
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