Today was my first day back at work after a week off. Coming out of Farnborough North station this morning a pair of herons flew overhead. One gave a kraak call (like the heron at the beginning of Tarka the Otter) and they flopped off at tree-top height, along the railway towards Wokingham. Over the bridge, a chiffchaff was singing high up, first from a tree top, then from some power lines (the ones fitted with little 'springs' to make them more visible to low-flying swans). A minute later, in the woods, a greater spotted woodpecker landed in a tree just above me, showing the red patch under its tail.
You don't get that from a car!