Another stroll around my beloved post industrial landscape today delivered plenty of frog spawn. On the bird front I'm amazed by the number of skylark encountered on the upland fringe. I know this bird is having a tough time in lowland habitats but on the hillsides of Gwents valleys its seems as plentiful as ever. Calling stock dove were also noteworthy this morning along with a male stonechat.
After lunch walk along the Monmouthshire- Brecon Canal at Goytre produced another singing chiffchaff - soon I won't even bother to record them! Wild daffodils at the base of hedgerows in a couple of adjacent fields trumpted the arrival of Spring and a partly albino male blackbird was a welcome aberration.