Today was much better than forecasters predicted. There are signs that we are very gradually heading towards springtime. The days are lengthening, Snowdrops are flowering and Canada and Greylag Geese are back in small groups to stake out breeding territories. Blue Tits were seen inspecting nest boxes and the green shoots of Bluebells are pushing through.
Today's highlights were, 4 Red-legged Partridges (1 singing), Linnet west, Stock Dove singing, 6 Bullfinches, 6 Redpolls, 10 Skylarks, 22 Redwings, 11 Fieldfares, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler (singing), 12 Canada Geese, 10 Greylag Geese, Little Egret and 6 Tufted Ducks. (K. Bannister/JP/R. Laverack/CG).