As I entered the allotment gate today, I was lucky enough to see one of these beautiful birds flying from tree to tree. I reached for the camera to get a photograph just a little bit too late as my impressive bird flew off to another tree before I could bring it into focus. Sadly he will have to live in my memory banks with the aid of this photograph that I managed to download from the web. (File: Carol Park).
The cold windy weather once again restricted my gardening output and I just managed to hoe one of my strawberry beds, before I headed for home.