It was very tempting to snuggle back in bed when the alarm clock went off at 5.30 but we had a date to go search for mad March hares! I rarely see hares around here but I thought perhaps if we got up early and went to the only spot we'd seen them before then we might be lucky.
The big moon was still hanging peacefully in the sky. We saw deer bounding through the field and the blackbird song was loud and clear.
We actually did catch sight of one hare running up the hill. I really should have thought to focus the binoculars before I tried to see through them! He was gone in a flash.
We waited and watched the beautiful sunrise and listened to the soundtrack of skylarks, curlews, wrens crows and blackbirds. It was an incredible soundbath.
We walked up on the moors and caught sight of four possible hares hopping about in the sunrise glow...but honestly I think they were just very big rabbits. I can't be sure. Whoever they were it was nice to share this beautiful morning with them.