With deep respect, when you were younger, you had the time to listen to these wonderful creatures. Now you have more pressing responsibilities and through survival instinct have to ignore. I'm heading this way fast myself. Trouble is that in our ages you think it's 'work' to go back to the fields and hunt for the sounds of 'sioncyn-y-gwair'. When it's dry in your area (eyes raised) walk the fields and bugger the public footpaths! Enjoy.
The best fields to walk are the fallow ones. Not grazed or cultivated, but are becomming increasingly difficult to find, even in my area. Turning leaves over to find cuckoo spit or yellow and black striped caterpillars is fascinating. A multitude of insects and spiders that you could watch for hours. In the process of showing my youngest these wonderful sights but the weather this weekend is abysmal.