15 December 1917 Larks ran alongside the sting of the river backwater pecking off the gnats and bugs
A fast break this morning of white frost set the birds vigorously at search over the fields. Larks ran alongside the sting of the river backwater pecking off the gnats and bugs that got here out so quickly as a slight heat from the solar set a watery sparkle on blades of grass. These small flying issues, which now crawl, seem as magnified a bit within the pale yellow mild. Transferring slowly, they drop from a skinny stalk, a hen runs, and without delay you perceive that his work has been performed. A flock of younger chaffinches come and perch on the hedge-top, just a few rising into the air and returning as if unsure the place precisely they might discover a meal. Presently all go straight to the manure pound far away.