Nice roach from a small woodland pool

I was up at 5.30 a.m. but not to go fishing – the break of day is much later than that at present – but rather for my morning run and then do some birding in the valley.

I saw a great white egret the other day and, this time round, the highlight was a peregrine falcon.

There’s more on this month’s valley nature diary here.

I also spent some time on my website as well, after all blogging is a hobby and there’s more time for pleasure now that I’m semi-retired.