The change in the weather yesterday to mild and sunny , meant that the postponed Byfleet hedge was finished , and as a bonus , nobody got stuck in the field . Strange to think that we have just four more days hedgelaying with the Surrey group , and that will be the season over with for another year . Mind you , a couple of emails received recently asking for some help 'tree laying' again , should once again prove interesting , to say the least .
The good weather albeit with strong winds , after heavy overnight rain , continued this morning , and with limited time , I headed off down the bottom lane , hoping to find the juvenile Common Buzzard back on it's patch in the horse fields , now that the snow had gone . Scanning the fence posts and it's favoured perches from the lane at the first opportunity , there was no sign . As I turned the corner , I thought I saw the bird on the ground , right at the back of the field , near to where the deer and fox was seen , but by the time I got alongside , there was nothing showing . Once again , I scanned the fence posts , and well camouflaged , just about as far away from the lane it could get , I was pleased to spot the bird . Being the weekend , many more people were in and around the fields , so it was probably keeping out of their way , but the important thing was that it had survived the severe conditions , and now with the ground no longer frozen , it was back in it's old routine of spotting
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