It’s become a bit of an AND anniversary tradition for me – beating the parish bounds. This year I had the pleasure of the company of son Matthew and good friends Bob and Sue for the 12 kilometre walk. For details of the route and changing scenery please click this link. Our excursion was completed in a reasonably leisurely three and a half hours, this year for a change walking in a clock-wise direction. Because of other commitments the walk was undertaken at the end of August – a few weeks earlier than normal. As a consequence the bird-count was rather low, at just forty-five, with no particular stand-out species, just good selection of parkland and farmland birds. Still, a lovely walk and pleasant company, taking me to parts of the parish I otherwise rarely visit. Here’s us at the finish – off for a much deserved brunch and beer!