This morning's walk took in part of the old Nottingham Canal. The air was filled with birdsong and the hedgerows full of flowers. Among the most abundant of these flowers were the Primroses (Primula vulgaris).
Emberiza citrinella) was singing from the top of a tree nearby. A little tricky to spot as he was quite a long way away, but there he is...
Typically a bird of arable farmland, they are not seen often round these parts. Coupled with the crash in their numbers in recent years, so it was a great treat to hear this one - and to see him - this morning. Click on the pictures to get a closer look and you will see the flies flitting around the bird's head too.