I am not an urban person, and living in a city I feel like a creature removed from its natural habitat. It is not very good for the soul. But get on a bicycle, and the hidden pathways of the city's green spaces open up new possibilities. I enjoyed a bike ride with my 12 year old son today. The sound of the wind rustling gently through the leafy trees and the birdsong in the air rendered the distant hum of the traffic in the background barely audible.
I caught sight of the great spotted woodpecker who frequents our garden several times today, but his landings were so fleeting, I didn't have time to capture him with the camera.