Scots pine dark in the bright sun. Last summer's cones showed well and I could make out the two needles which are definitive of Scots Pine. Last spring, there were no flowers on the larch trees. The larch show no signs of spring, so far.
1st March and I saw a hare on Scout Scar. The first I've seen here for some time. Skylark singing. And stonechat calling and showing signs of breeding. Another warm and bright day. Variations on a theme of mist: today, a diffuse mist which lingered.
Ten seconds of hare sighting. Time to get my binoculars on the creature. I tried to fix what I'd seen in my mind's eye, rerun the video, freeze-frame it to be sure of identification. Hare is rare here. Could it have been a fox? So the next day I went online to watch videos of both creatures running. Hare for sure, the jizz was definitive. In running, their gait is different.
Hare confirmed. I met Roger who has walked here since boyhood. He saw a hare in the same spot a couple of weeks ago.