Having worked for most of Christmas and the New Year, I was desperate to get out for a quiet stroll. I knew Draycote and Brandon would be teaming so I settled on an outside of my normal area farmland walk. The weather was very pleasant, mild, sunny and a brisk wind. I was entertained by a Fox, intent on a good lunch and very successful (he) was too! It was also good to see three Short Eared Owls, albeit briefly, which seemed intent on teasing by short flights before hiding in the long grass.
A good start to 2012 - unfortunately I will back at work again for four long shifts this week so getting out is very unlikely!