I have frequently looked at a line of trees near the Old Castle in Sherborne. Yesterday was no exception as I walked around the old castle walls.

There were signs of nests being built by the resident rooks which were clearly visible amongst the bare winter branches. There were intermittent noise from the rooks which reminded my of a woods in Upwey where I lived in my teen years – there too were a large colony of noisy rooks.

I was told that when the rooks build nest high then there will be a good summer.

I took several photographs in monochrome and this one I like most of all. I like the rooks flying over the trees.

The photograph was taken with my Fuji X-Pro2 camera with a Fuji 23mm f/2.0 lens.