The Good News.
I've been worried that I've not seen any hinds for some weeks. An incident after Christmas when a vehicle had been used to knock a gate over left us remembering that there are some very unpleasant examples of low life around. Since then the spell of real winter meant it was not so easy to get around in the secret places where they might be expected to shelter.
Now this morning a small group was seen keeping very close to the edge of the wood. Better still the young calf with the devoted mother was among them.
The Bad News
SWT have been meddling again. They have brought in a tractor to cut the heather and bilberry ostensibly to create two firebreaks. It's not just that this is a waste of time. It's also gross and ugly.