The air was balmy, the sky blue and the sun dipping towards the West. With a wag of an enthusiastic Collie tail we set off along the track to the Eastern end of Dalbeattie Forest that runs alongside White Loch and on to Clonyard Loch.
Not a Crossbill in sight which was unusual but the Green Woodpeckers were making thier presence known with their distinctive Yaffle (call). There seem to be a good number about this year, I've heard them in Kippford, Sandyhills and Colvend this week. Far more around than usual - a very good sign!
As it was late we kept it short and looped around Smithland Hill and back to the car park.
The whole walk was a joy, due to the display of Spring flowers we spotted along the way... hope you enjoy them too.
|Ended with Blossom back at Colvend Village Hall|