Tuesday 27th March

Only a few more days and we will be in April, already a quarter of the year gone. The area is slowly drying out but nothing is growing, and the birds have not started nesting, it will require a dramatic change in the temperature to get it going but this is England and anything can happen.

Have attached a couple of snow shots from the weekend, one of Stoat or Weasel tracks.
Today the blackbirds were out in force see attached photo, a good mixture of mature and last years young, the young male still has a black beak.
There were two pair of mergansers on the long pond and performing the mating posture see photo, pairs have been here over the years and just before laying they disappear, one pair did nest a few years ago so here’s hoping.