Walked to the west of the estate primarily Christine Bessants patch behind
Longlees. As a teenager we called it Didicot Alley, a hedgerow parallel with
Beechen wood partially hides the top end of Maple Cross village.
The sun picked out the bright yellow plumage of the males as they fed on seed on the arable land.
While watching Ashleigh Barter came past with her dog as did Bunny Brown with his spaniels. I took there leave and walked through Beechen Wood where at its end four Red Kite displayed overhead.